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Why does VIM show the Unicode code point and not the UTF-8 code value?

Consider this supposed line of code that I found in a PHP blog, note the quotes: throw new Exception(“That's not a server name!”); Those quotes are RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK (Unicode code point: ...
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Adding/displaying special characters in Vim

I currently work on a project where I need to write the Unicode characters ɛ and ħ, which I just added to my keyboard. It works great almost everywhere, even in the command prompt, except for Vim ...
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Vim: Use Unicode box drawing symbols for borders

Terminals have supported box drawing symbols since the beginning of time – but Vim always insists on using ugly ASCII approximations to draw boxes and lines. For example: :vsplit creates a ...
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Bidi support in Vim, should I revert to Notepad++?

Good day everyone, Seven weeks ago, I started learning Vim. I tried it in the past a lot, but this time wasn't like every instance in the past. I got it, and Vim became a habit that I can't quit. I ...
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How do I modify a literate haskell script to contain unicode characters?

I would like to modify a .lhs file currently written in plain text. For example, -> would be replaced by → in the .lhs file. I am aware that for display purposes, many text editors can replace these ...
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How to make vim display unicode [closed]

I am trying to work with a utf-8 encoded xml file in vim 7.3 running on ubuntu. ASCII characters display normally but vim gives me gibberish instead of the unicode characters. After trying the ...
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Typing Romanian characters in Vim in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Romanian keyboard with gVim I'm using Vim 7.3 in Windows 7, with the keyboard set to Romanian (Programmers). In the console and any other program, right-alt + s ...
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Input unicode to vim

Firstly, I am happy with vim due to its godlike key combination. But sometimes, I really want to write with my language in unicode, I find a solution in vim help file which is using disgraphs: ...
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Utf-8 option makes ALT key to insert accented characters in Vim. How to disable it?

I put the following lines to my _vimrc file in GVim on Windows XP: set encoding=utf-8 set fileencodings=ucs-bom,utf-8 Then, ALT key changed its behavior in insert mode. Now, ALT key inserts ...
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Vim: How to handle Unicode files with text in multiple (more than two) languages?

What settings do I need to set in Vim/gVim to be able to view Unicode text files which have text in many languages? You may make these assumptions: The number of languages is more than two. Some of ...