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Why do some Unicode characters appear as boxes?

Some Unicode characters cannot be shown in my browser. I generated valid Unicode (utf8) characters but many of them are unable to be displayed. If they don't have representation, then why are they ...
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Type Mayan numerals?

I would like to know 3 things: (1) Are Mayan numerals included in the latest version of Unicode? (2) Is it possible to type Mayan numerals on a computer w/o Unicode? (3) If #2 is possible, how ...
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7answers
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Why do English characters require fewer bytes to represent than other alphabets?

When I put 'a' in a text file, it makes it 2 bytes but when I put, let's say 'ա', which is a letter from Armenian alphabet, it makes it 3 bytes. What is the difference between alphabets for a ...
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2answers
286 views

What are these strange characters? [duplicate]

I couldn't put them in the title because they actually seem to have many bytes: I took some screenshots:
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1answer
43 views

How to browse a font by characters from a given codepage?

Most of the font manager tools display characters of a font grouped by subsets of the Unicode character set. Is there a tool that displays the characters grouped by the particular code page that a ...
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3answers
537 views

Displaying Korean characters properly on a computer with English Windows XP

I have Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP 3 English version I have installed the required input methods in Regional and Language Settings and as far as I know all the other options provided there ...
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3answers
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Find Alt-code for any character

Sometimes, an alt-code that I find on the internet does not work on my PC, for example Pi alt code (Alt+227) throws Ń isntead of π. So I need to use the character in clipboard (or in a file or ...
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0answers
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Why does this PDF appear to encode parentheses correctly but doesn't when using pdftotext or copying and pasting?

I have several journal articles here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/A897.full.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/B1264.full.pdf ...
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2answers
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Character sets needed to properly display “zalgo”

The following answer on Stack Overflow is famous for its convincing argument against using regex to parse HTML: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1732454/505154 The content of the post becomes increasingly ...
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1answer
304 views

Cannot open text files with Turkish characters

I am learning Turkish and I would like to be able to open Turkish text files. I am running Windows 7 and I have even installed the Turkish display language for Windows. But I am still not able to ...
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2answers
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Cyrillic export from Excel to CSV

I have an application where I upload some content in CSV format, however the main document where I have my data is an Excel document. I use Save As » CSV in order to make a CSV file, but it is not ...
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1answer
2k views

Computer not displaying unicode characters

My computer recently displayed Unicode characters fine. However; it recently stopped displaying them, I can successfully display the characters in notepad on another computer, running the same Win 7 ...
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1answer
790 views

Why choose ISO-8859-1 character set instead of using UTF8 in PuTTY?

I have tried to do some research and I have to admit that I am clueless on this. If my question does not even make sense, I offer you my sincere apology for my ignorance. PuTTY seems to use ...
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3answers
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Unicode vs. ASCII [closed]

Why is Unicode used in the latest operating systems instead of ASCII?
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2answers
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How to make Quick Look preview text files in UTF-8 by default?

When I use Quick Look in the Finder on a text file, it'll inevitably render garbled because it treats it as MacRoman. Can I do something to make it always use UTF-8, or, even better, be ever so ...
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4answers
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not English characters (ă, ţ, ş) show up as squares on others computers (ms word)

I'm using Windows 7 Basic and Microsoft Office 2007 and I write word documents using not English characters (ă, ţ, ş). When I give them to other people, these special characters show up as squares. ...
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5answers
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Cannot copy non-latin characters from PDF document

I have a pdf file which contains some non-latin european characters. If I copy some text with the highlight tool, and paste it into another program (word, notepad) - the 'special' characters do not ...
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2answers
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Why do (Russian) characters in some received emails change when reading in David InfoCenter?

I'm using David InfoCenter as email Software, and I have troubles with some of my emails in Russian. It's only a few letters, in some emails (sent from different people), like for example the "R" ("P" ...