Unicode is the standard for computer representation of plain text. It encompasses the Universal Character Set, intended to unambiguously represent all characters used in human writing systems in any language, Unicode Transformation Formats (UTFs), defining standardized formats for storing and ...

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Issues with windows command line using utf-8 code page

In my application, I'm reading the properties file(UTF-8 encoded) containing Chinese characters and printing them on the Windows command line. But,for some reason the the messages are not getting ...
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Is it possible to unprotect a copy protected PDF by recovering the character mapping using OCR?

There is a certain way of restricting the ability to copy text from a PDF which works by mapping each character of the used fonts to random characters of the so called private area of the Unicode ...
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awk character differences when using if

I have an input file with this line(user data/columns stripped out) and several thousand more. The xCE is an unconverted hex value from the clients file. 412640 xCE When I run it thru this awk ...
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How to get CJK Unicode characters from a PDF that uses supplementary private use characters?

I have several PDF documents (such as this one) that appear to be written using standard Chinese ideograms, but when I extract the text, it turns out that it's encoded using characters from the ...
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How do I find this character(by unicode search) in notepad++ ﻁ (\uFEC1 and only that character)

How do I find this character(by unicode search) in notepad++ ﻁ If I go to charmap and I pick this character I type FEC1 in the unicode search box and hit ENTER and it finds the character I look ...
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UTF-8 not displaying correctly in Cygwin+zsh using ConEmu

I have installed the following things to use for development: ConEmu 15083c Recent Cygwin version Cygwin zsh-5.0.8 Oh-My-Zsh This theme Now, when choosing a theme I realized that the display of ...
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How do you:set sqlite_unicode to true

I am in Ah over the new switch for me to --Debian-jessie_X64,, yet alot is different. My Question is How do you "set sqlite_unicode to true" ?
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What is this symbol `¬` and how to remove it from a ms word 2013 file?

I used an ocr program to convert some scanned pages to an ms word file. After the conversion is possible to found the symbol ¬ in the middle of many words. I tried to search and replace it but word is ...
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Full Unicode keypad entry in Chrome (including E/F digits?)

I frequently find myself using my keypad to enter Unicode characters, since it's much faster to type, e.g. ALT+2B50 ALT+FE0F than to dig around charmap or the Googles to find that character to copy/...
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How to export a spreadsheet to a UTF-8 .csv from Excel 2016 on mac?

Hoping you can help me out with this one... For my work, I've been assisting a DBA for the last few weeks and we've now been given the task of uploading a very large spreadsheet which has several ...
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Firefox jumps pages when typing in ALT–Codes

My name contains an apostrophe, the correct ALT-code and Unicode for which are ALT+0146 / U+2019. When filling out forms, I like to use the correct apostrophe glyph instead of substituting it by a ...
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Characters supported by font and code page not showing in Windows `cmd`

cmd doesn't seem to show certain characters. For example, the star symbol: ★ I've set the code page to 65001: And the font is Consolas. I've set the same font for Notepad and pasted the character -...
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Why does Chrome show the same 0x167F unicode character differently in 2 different places?

My username: ᔕᖺᘎᕊ starts with the 0x167F unicode character (CANADIAN SYLLABICS SHA). Before I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, I used to see this character as: ...everywhere. However, ...
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What Font does Notepad use to display e.g. Hebrew, when it claims to use Lucida Console but Lucida Console doesn't have those characters?

Courier New has the character \u05D0 hebrew letter aleph some other fonts do too such as Miriam and David. I can paste that into notepad Lucida Console does not have the character. Character map ...
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What is this mix of Chinese/Arabic/Korean/Japanese user owning a process listening on port 139?

While using an open port checking tool (Technicians toolbox v1.1.0) I found a strange user name listening on port 139 hiding in PID 4 with a mix of Chinese and other Unicode characters as the user ...
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How to fix small unicode text in windows 7?

I use Bengali texts to name some of my folder/files in windows 7, but the texts appear awfully small which bugs me a lot. Is there any way to fix this? What I want is to have the Bengali texts shown a ...
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xpdf copy & paste and unicode

Since updating to debian jessie I have a problem with copy and paste from PDF files using xpdf: only letters/symbols contained in ASCII are copied correctly. All other symbols/letters are in some way ...
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How can I view all characters in Segoe UI Symbol, in Babelmap or character map? (particularly 1F381) Characters past FFFF

I notice that Character Map goes up to FFFF nothing beyond. It doesn't go as far as 1F381 http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/1f381/index.htm Unicode Character 'WRAPPED PRESENT' (U+1F381) ...
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How Notepad++'s character encoding works?

Link/Synopsis I've made an "Encoding Test" table on one of my free domains with the sole purpose of gaining understanding of character encodings. Here is the link: http://thelittlegumnut.byethost11....
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How can I display Unicode characters in Windows Chrome like I do in Chrome OS?

How can I have Unicode characters such as {u+1f167} display in Windows Chrome like they do in Chrome on my Chromebook? In Chrome OS, my example character looks like this.. But in Chrome on Windows (...
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how to set export LANG=en_US.utf-8 on screen terminal start (screenrc doesn't work)

If I don't use screen $ locale LANG=en_US.utf-8 If I use screen $ locale LANG=C how can I tell screen to use LANG=en_US.utf-8 so I can display unicode properly. I tried screen -U but that didn'...
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How to edit text that contains Variation Selectors codepoints?

I have a UTF-8 piece of text that contains the following codepoints: \u2693\ufe0f\ufffd. I want to be able to view and delete \ufe0f codepoint. That codepoint is a Variation Selector format character,...
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Non-English text appears garbled in gVim

I'm able to input Tamil text successfully in gVim, but the output appears with letters getting one on top of another. This is the case whether I create the file from within gVim or create it elsewhere ...
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LibreOffice Writer … the ohm sign (Omega)

I am using LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu 14.04 to do a class assignment and I need to use the Ω (Ohm sign, big letter omega) to show resistance. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the sign anywhere. ...
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Bind Tmux prefix to an unicode character?

I'd like to bind the Tmux prefix to the unicode character  (while also keeping C-b). I'we tried putting the following in my ~/.tmux.conf, but none of theese works set -g prefix M-$ bind M-$ send-...
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How do I use HTTrack to download gzipped files from URLs with accented characters?

I am downloading a site with HTTrack with spotty results. Several directories return 2 or more versions of the same HTML file. These duplicates in any given directory may include: a file named ...
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What classification is Unicode in?

What type of code language is Unicode considered? It's not a programming language, and it seems much closer to HTML, so it may be markup, I think, but still... There are some important differences ...
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urxvt: Inconsistent behaviour re: unicode display

I am using i3 as my window manager. When I open terminal using the default shortcut key, the resulting urxvt cannot display unicode chars. But when I open using urxvt or urxvt -ls, it can. I've ...
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Opposite font formatting

I remember seeing somewhere an option to set the cursive, also called italics, formatting in such a way that, when applying it to the selected text, the value of every single character changes to its ...
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Difference Between Unicode FRACTION SLASH and DIVISION SLASH

What is the difference between U+2044 ("Fraction Slash") and U+2215 ("Division Slash"). They seem nearly identical to me, but there's still clearly a difference, but I can't tell exactly what it is. ...
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Convert multiple unicode values to corresponding text in Excel spreadsheet

If my Unicode character contains more than one hex value in an Excel cell, how do I write a function in Excel to convert it into the corresponding character? For example: Unicode Hex values in Excel ...
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How is it determined what symbol of a font is displayed when using a specific character encoding?

I'm trying to understand the full story behind how text gets on screens. For keeping things simple I stay with single-byte encodings (no Unicode). On my disk there is a sequence of bytes, each with a ...
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Characters Missing from files created with Windows Notepad

Plain text files that I have previously saved, and not modified or moved, using Windows Notepad, now have characters missing. The URL in each .txt file has the same characters missing, the colon and ...
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How to create a shortcut for a Unicode special character in Lotus 8.5?

How do I create just one-click shortcut for Unicode special characters, like Alt+P for section symbol?
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Posting XML wrapped in SOAP posted using Curl results in invalid XML character was found exceptions

Sending an XML file using curl results in: Invalid XML character (Unicode : 0x<integer>) Attempt to solve the issue According to this SO answer the issue will be solved if the XML version is ...
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Why are there separate fixed-width characters for 0-9 in Japanese, compared to the typical 0-9?

Japanese (日本語) -0123456789 Typical ASCII for everywhere else - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Why was there a need to create a separate character set for the same numerals?
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Typing Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards

It seems that the Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards character doesn't exist. The Arrow Pointing Rightwards Then Curving Upwards already exists. I've searched for how to write that ...
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How to fix my locale to display Unicode correctly in irssi?

I've just arrived in my new lab and japan and the server I can use has only Japanese locales. A call to locale -a returns C POSIX ja_JP ja_JP.eucjp ja_JP.ujis ja_JP.utf8 japanese japanese.euc So I ...
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Google Chrome Unicode issue

Hi I'm having problem with google chrome browser when i read sinhala unicode fonts. just week ago suddenly chrome failed to render sinhala font. but for context it showing i'll post example
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Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
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Is there a way to display Unicode flags by installing a specific font? If so, which?

So I've been wondering about the Regional Indicator Symbols and their use in mobile phone systems. It should theoretically be possible to create a font for computers that shows the actual flags ...
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How can I find out the encoding of this corrupted Chinese text, which an online tool fixes correctly?

I have a text in Simplified Chinese, which, when read as UTF-8 begins with ´ÓºÜ¾ÃÒÔÇ°¿ªÊ¼, which the online tool from MandarinTools (first search result for Repair Corrupted Chinese Email) fixes to ...
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Gvim: Disable alt-letter behaviour inserting accented/unicode chatacters?

I was using alt-j, alt-l, alt-i and alt-k to go to the beginning/end/top/bottom of the current line. Over the years I noticed there's so much stress on the alt key, so now I decided to go try other ...
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Why does “U0001f60e” come up in various online text?

I’ve seen this a worrying number of times as of late, people will write a comment and it'll end in U0001f60e or I’ll just be reading an article and U0001f60e appears in it at seemingly random points. ...
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Chrome not displaying characters despite being installed

There are quite a few sources online on how to fix Unicode characters not displaying correctly, though most of them just tell you to make sure you have a font installed on your system that contains ...
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Windows Server 2003 UTF-8

I have an application that works with data received from TCP/IP. Data encoded UTF-8. It's okay if the data come in English. But errors occur when the data with Russian characters. How to set up the ...
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Make numbers copied from Excel to Word use minus sign instead of hyphen to avoid wrapping

When you copy a negative number from Excel to Word, a hyphen/minus (Unicode &#45;) is used instead of a proper minus sign (Unicode &#8722;). This causes text to wrap after the hyphen (you can'...
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Keyboard shortcut to access Arrows sub-section in Windows' Character Map?

Since there's no fast and reliable way to enter Unicode characters and typing codes is just too cumbersome, I was wondering if there were an easy way to access a given sub-section in Windows' ...
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Text Appearing as Boxex [], “not in chrome”, on right click, control panel, office,…many placeses

Text Appearing as Boxex [], "not in chrome", on right click, control panel, office,....many placeses i read out other similar question but didn't find help full, i just want US English language
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No Jupiter char (U+2643) on Windows XP

Recently i was reading this wikipedia article on a windows xp pc. i recognised that there was no Jupiter unicode character (this one: ♃), in fact there was only a whitespace. i was suprised, because ...