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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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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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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Is there any way to reverse text and *character* direction in a pure text document?

I have some text in Latin script (English transcription of Farsi) that I would like to display right-to-left in ordinary text documents (and on my iPod) – is that possible? How? Here’s an example of ...
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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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Strange Unicode behavior in xterm

I recently switched my system from ISO-8859-15 to UTF-8 (I know I am a little late), works fine so far, I am just having a little issue with xterm and zsh. When entering German - Umlaute (ä,ö,ü) and ...
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Windows, Synergy, and EnableHexNumpad

Windows 8.1, Synergy 1.5.1-r2307 It seems Synergy does not support EnableHexNumpad in Windows, where much like traditional ALT-codes, any Unicode character can be inserted when holding alt, then ...
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Korean characters not appearing in Korean Windows XP computer

I am using a Korean software (with a partial English interface) in a Korean Version of Windows XP SP 3 However, in parts of the software, even when I change the interface to Korean, Korean letters ...
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Using AppLocale with Labview in Windows 8

I am running LabVIEW 2013 Dev Environment on a Chinese Windows 8 platform. LabVIEW is not a Unicode-base program, and consequently on Asian Windows there are display issues for our interfaces created ...
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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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Fonts and different glyphs

I was always curious about how to create nonstandard fonts and couldn't find a good documentation how the font mechanism works. How come the screen is rendering this? If this is a Unicode, how can I ...
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Unicode for scientific communication — useful but inconsistent? (Specifically superscript/subscript)

Unicode provides a decent set of characters for scientific purposes. You have things like the pointed brackets commonly used in quantum mechanics and statistical physics (|ψ⟩, ⟨T⟩), symbols for ...
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Fix corrupted Unicode file names in a zip archive

A colleague gave me a zip archive of some data I need to analyse, but unfortunately the filenames have been corrupted somewhere along the way, either when creating the archive or when extracting them ...
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MS Excel sort column containing non-latin characters

Is it possible to sort a column containing text strings in Excel when the script is non-latin, e.g. cyrillic? If so, how? ...
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Set Shift+Alt+Right to print ⇒ (unicode 21d2)

I tried so far to add key <RGHT> { type[group1]= "SHIFT+ALT", symbols[group1] = [ Right, U21D2 ] }; it doesn't work, however xev shows me: KeyPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, ...
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How can I display utf8 in powershell?

So this really has me knocking my head against the wall. I have some XML: <trans-unit id="4" translate="yes" xml:space="preserve"> <source xml:lang="en-US">Customize Forecast ...
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Delete sixteen million lines of an eighteen million line Unicode 24 Gig Windows XML file?

Any ideas on how to delete 16 million lines of a 24 GIG file from line 3 onwards. The traditional UNIX command line text tools, recompiled for windows, won’t handle the Unicode aspect of the file nor ...
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Display unicode in tmux?

This is urxvt without tmux This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 not enabled in the config This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 enabled in the config How can I make tmux act consistent with the ...
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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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English numbers in non-English subtitle

I wrote my subtitle in a word document & saved it as a txt file with UTF-8 encoding. Then I changed its format from txt to srt manually. my subtitle language is Persian. I put it in the same ...
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Modify appearance of invisibles in BBEdit

Is it possible to alter the characters that BBEdit uses to present invisibles? I'd like BBEdit to display invisibles identical to the way Textmate does. Textmate does not display spaces and displays ...
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“Document Text Embedding” feature for Unicode text editors

In Yudit text editor there is "Document Text Embedding" feature, which allows to change the default text embedding (left-to-right or right-to-left) for the entire document (and it is not saved on Save ...
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Recovered text file is wrong decoded

I have a very very important text file that I accidentally deleted. I managed to recover it. Now, I cant read the recovered file and I don't know what happened to it. The file is here: ...
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Mess of right-to-left and left-to-right in Unicode

How good Kate editor supports right-to-left text? I see a mess of the order. Not sure whether it is a "feature" of Unicode standard or a Kate bug. http://imagebin.ca/v/1EUMnLMK27aX I don't see ...
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Unicode development in MATLAB GUI on WIndows and Linux

Can anyone please direct me in the Unicode development of MATLAB GUI over Windows and Linux platforms? My problem is the erroneous display of Unicode (French) characters in GUI and *.m files. Once I ...
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How to use Unicode in “Real Name” bit of key?

GPG appears to support Unicode, but I can't get it to actually work % gpg --utf8-strings --display-charset utf-8 --edit-key king@example.com gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.15; Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software ...
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Indic Script in Windows Command prompt

i searched about this and do accordingly as in this Change default code page of Windows console to UTF-8 page. but got box :P only. can any body help ? i want to use it for running wikipedia bot in ...
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Unable to directly input unicode characters with diacritical marks into PuTTY on Windows 8

After moving to Windows 8, I can no longer directly input unicode characters into PuTTY session window. Like ą, ę, ć, ń using Alt+<letter> with Polish (programmers) keyboard layout. I have ...
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How to type special characters in Linux when Russian layout is active?

The way to type special unicode characters in Linux is to press Ctrl + Shift + u and then to type the character number. But this method doesn't work when Russian layout is active. So if I'm typing in ...
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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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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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Several unicode characters are not displaying on many big sites (like this: ⁠)

There are several Unicode charactes I'm just seeing as boxes. This happens in Chrome only. The Character Encoding is set to UTF-8, but Autodetection doesn't help. Example: [⁠] You will only see two ...
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How to use netsh to delete a profile with UTF8 characters?

I connected to a W with UTF-8 characters (One of the Doctor Who ones, ┓┏ 凵 =╱⊿┌┬┐ or similar) which clashed terribly with Windows' assumption that UTF-16 is used everywhere. Now I can't delete it from ...
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Copy Paste Between Excels over Remote Desktop Services

Currently a number of our users have an issue whereby they attempt to copy data from excel on their computer and paste it to excel on a terminal server. If users use standard paste (i.e. ctrl+v) an ...
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Is there a way to change my ASCII language in Windows 8? [duplicate]

If I'm not mistaken, there are symbols in ASCII those differ depending on language. For example, on my computer the default language for Windows 7 is Russian. So, I can save text files like ...
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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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Some Unicode characters work everywhere but not on Firefox, why?

I have a problem on Firefox. As it is already said in the title, some Unicode characters are replaced by weird squares with numbers inside. The thing is that it's only the case on Firefox - not on ...
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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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Japanese character do not display on Windows 7

Even though my Installed languages include Japanese (in Control Panel\Region and Language\Keyboards and Languages\Installed Languages), and I have some Japanese fonts in my c:\windows\fonts directory, ...
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Can't display/remove registry entry set by malware

I have a registry entry with strange characters: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Desktop\Install\{a33ad396-dacb-512c-46ab-10675be7c6b5}\ ...
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Unicode Characters in Ubuntu Server

I recently migrated from Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 to Ubuntu Server 13.10 and now my filesystem doesn't seem to support unicode characters. I use rsync to backup/sync files and it shows the proper ...
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How do I get MinTTY working with UTF8

I am using msys mintty on vista. My font is Deja Vu Sans Mono, which has excellent unicode coverage. The simplest test is to just cat this file: ...
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looking for a unicode character

Is there a character equivalent to the underscore " _ " which occupies the upper position? Dash " - " will not do. If it were me, I would call it upper-score. But I do not see this anywhere.
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unicode double latin letters (ligatures)

What unicode characters are there where two latin letters are joined together in a ligature to form a single unicode character? similar to this type of character: ㎐ or æ I looked in the unicode ...
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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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Can I see/change text encoding in Word 2003?

I received a Word document with Bulgarian text. When I copy-paste it to our web based CMS some letters change (possibly to Russian??). If I copy and paste special (from Word 2003 to Word 2003 as ...
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How to write the degree (grade) symbol in Firefox with a US english layout?

I'm trying to write the degree/grade (°) symbol in Firefox so I can write °C, for example, but each time I press Alt + 0176 doesn't work since Firefox has Alt + any number as keybindings for changing ...
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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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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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git remove file with umlaut

I recently updated from git 1.7.7.1 to git 1.8.3, and now I experience problems with files that contain umlauts in their names. When I try to remove them, I get the error fatal: pathspec ...
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Specific characters displaying as boxes in Windows 7

I'm currently experiencing issues with "exotic" unicode characters that are displayed as boxes (for example, Bananas ). I've searched a bit how to extend Windows character set, but didn't find ...