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Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox

My use-case is that I want to display Egyptian Hieroglyphics: ๐“€€ ๐“€ ๐“€‚ ๐“€ƒ ๐“€„ ๐“€… ๐“€† ๐“€‡ ๐“€ˆ ๐“€‰ ๐“€Š ๐“€‹ ๐“€Œ ๐“€ ๐“€Ž ๐“€ ๐“€ ๐“€‘ ๐“€’ ๐“€“ ๐“€” ๐“€• ๐“€– ๐“€— ๐“€˜ ๐“€™ ๐“€š ๐“€› ๐“€œ ๐“€ ๐“€ž ๐“€Ÿ ๐“€  ๐“€ก ๐“€ข ๐“€ฃ These are part of ...
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Importing Google Contacts in Windows Contacts

In Windows 7 there is a very simple contact application, Windows Contacts, and I was trying to populate it with contacts from Gmail. I exported all of them as a single vCard (.vcf) file from Google ...
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How to set different ANSI codepages for different legacy Windows applications?

Unfortunately there is still a lot of Windows applications that use legacy character encodings instead of proper Unicode. Windows control panel allows to choose one codepage for all of them but I use ...
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1answer
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Czech language input method and font support in gvim 7.4 on Windows 7

I would like to reopen a question related to the following: (Czech) character set support in gvim 7.3 on Windows 7 Basically, in that post I noticed that some Czech characters were being displayed ...
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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 ลƒ isntead of ฯ€. So I need to use the character in clipboard (or in a file or ...
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How to enter Unicode characters in the Windows Explorer (file manager) on Windows 7?

I try to use Unicode characters in file names. It is possible to use them, if I copy the character into the clip board and paste it into the file name. But I did not manage to enter them directly via ...
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1answer
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Unicode play icon โ–ถ present in a page title is incorrectly displayed in my Firefox

Right-pointing triangle Unicode character โ–ถ (U+25B6), most notably used on YouTube, is vertically squashed on my tabs, title tooltip and in history in my Firefox 24 beta on particular Windows 7 ...
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cannot delete files from exFAT drive

I copied a few files and folders with unicode characters from my FAT32 drive to the exFAT drive... now I see the files and folders but cannot delete or examine them (file not found). So exFAT does ...
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How can I get Windows 7 to display the “Insert Unicode control character” menu?

I'm trying to help a translator l10n our application into Arabic and need to find a way for her to easily enter right-to-left and left-to-right Unicode characters in Google Chrome on Windows 7 (I'm ...
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1answer
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How to convert unicode font to ansi

I am trying to use bengali writing product AVRO but since it uses UNICODE by default so working with ADOBE products like photoshop, pagemaker, etc. are not working at all. When i change the mode to ...
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How do I enter a hyphen (not a minus symbol) on Windows 7?

Looked up the codes here http://unicodelookup.com/#hyphen/1 and I'm told that the unicode character is (in decimal) is 8208. So when I enter ALT+8208 on the numpad in Wordpad, I get this symbol a box ...
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Permanent fix for unicode characters not displaying correctly (as boxes)

Please read this entire message before replying. First I know how to fix the issue on a temporary basis. I am looking for a permanent fix. I work with foreign language files a lot. Unfortunately ...
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Cannot use Alt code for Unicode character insertion any more

I've been using the Alt code for the ellipsis, 8230, for some time now, in several applications. A few days ago it stopped working, and & is displayed instead of โ€ฆ when pressing Alt+8+2+3+0 (on ...
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1answer
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how do i view unicode characters on command prompt

I read this post on superuser on how to view UTF-8 characters on command prompt in windows.I tried the steps in the answer which were : 1. Start->Run->regedit 2. Go to ...
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2answers
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How do I find out more about a unicode character I see in Windows?

Came across a character I didn't recognize: โ€ฝ I was interested in knowing more about this character, but on Windows 7 charmap wasn't able to search the pasted-in results (in fact, in that text box, ...
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1answer
315 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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Displaying unicode character U+2661 (“White Heart Suit”) in Windows 7

I can't get this character: โ™ก to display properly in Windows Explorer, it instead shows up as a symbol of three lines, similar to this โ˜ฐ. The strangest thing is that if i use the heart symbol beside ...
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Replacement for horrible, horrible Character Map

Character Map is a horrible, horrible utility. What is a good free alternative? Ideally, I hope to find a program that comes close to Mac OS X's Character Palette in terms of features & ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Using AutoHotKey to enter the unicode symbols on Windows 7

I'm bilingual user and while writing I use mostly UK keyboard I have this layout set into my computer. However occasionally I want to write something in my native tongue and the math symbols are ...
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2answers
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Why some unicode characters are missing in charmap?

In Windows, Character Map doesn't seem to display all of the unicode characters, even if the selected font supports them, and "Character set" selector is "Unicode". For example, the small envelope ...
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1answer
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Windows 7: Japanese not displaying in Windows

I cannot view Japanese characters in Windows 7. Even filenames that contain Japanese characters show up as squares in folders. Or error boxes that come up in Windows that would normally contain ...
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2answers
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My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols

For some strange reason, my computer suddenly doesn't show certain unicode characters anymore! I have no idea what happened. Affected applications include Windows Explorer (should be Japanese ...
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2answers
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Converting ascii Russian to Russian?

I have a text document that is supposed to be written in Russian but it seems to instead be ascii: ร“รฑรฒร รญรฎรขรชร : 1)ร‡ร รฏรณรฑรชร รฅรฌ QuidamStudioSetup3.15.exe 2)รรฐรจ รงร รฏรฐรฎรฑรฅ รฑรฅรฐรจรฉรญรฎรฃรฎ รญรฎรฌรฅรฐร  รขรขรฎรครจรฌ How could I ...
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Unicode characters suddenly start displaying as boxes in some applications [duplicate]

I noticed that Unicode characters suddenly stopped displaying in some applications, so far Notepad++ and Skype, when they were appearing previously. Instead they appear as boxes. They were working ...
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4answers
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How to enter thése chàràctèrs into arbitrary programs?

Is there any way to allow the classic "Ctrl-Apostrophe-E"-style combos, which input accented characters, work in any text box, rather than just in special programs like Wordpad or Microsoft Word?
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1answer
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How can I understand what characters an application support?

I use ProShow application and it seems it doesn't support the whole unicode characters, for examples this character: ร€ ( U+00C0 ) with font Arial, replace it with a question mark (?). Didn't find ...
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1answer
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Windows tool to convert large text file from UTF-8 to “Windows Unicode” (UTF-16)

I need to view large Unicode text files (current version is 2,379,415,348 bytes) on Windows 7. Normally I prefer UTF-8 but, but after looking on SuperUser it seems the best Windows large file viewer ...
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1answer
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Typing ๏ฌ ligature

I'm trying to type "fi" ligature ("๏ฌ") on Windows 7. Its unicode code is FB01, or 64257. I tried the two first methods on this page (Alt+fb01 and Alt064257), but they didn't work. How to type it?
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1answer
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How to Make Windows Show Unicode Characters Properly?

How do I make Windows 7 show Unicode all characters properly, like those in this question? Right now I just see squares for some of them.
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1answer
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How to install and use GNU unifont in cygwin on Windows7?

I'm using GNU unifont on FreeBSD and would like to have the same font available under Windows7 in a cygwin terminal. My attempts to install GNU unifont for general use (so it would be available in ...
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1answer
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Is there any free tools that allow my non unicode chinese to unicode chinese?

I have a bunch of chinese songs and the meta tags are written in like non-unicode chinese. It displays on my computer but only if I set the non-unicode locale to chinese. Is there a free program ...
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Setting UTF8 as default Character Encoding in Windows 7

is there a way to set Windows 7 to globally use UTF-8 as standard? its really annoying to set every single text editor to use it.
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Windows 7 UTF-8 and Unicode

Hi: Could someone please explain what has changed in Windows 7 (Pro 64-bit)? Details: Previously I had Windows XP and had some translations files (UTF-8 encoded) in CSV format. I was able to view the ...
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Even on Windows 7, can you do a “dir” and be able to see filenames that has unicode characters?

This is somewhat related to question http://superuser.com/questions/157207/on-windows-7-dir-or-tree-cant-show-unicode-characters-even-starting-cmd-with-c Even on Windows 7, I found that the only ...