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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Replacement for cmd.exe displaying Unicode characters

I have a problem with display of Unicode characters in Windows console environment (cmd.exe, Python scripts being run in console window, etc.). Namely supplementary characters (those corresponding to ...
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Can't input GREEK Symbols with ALT+NUM on Windows8 any more

I used to input greek symbols through ALT+NUM. However, this way doesn't work on my new Windows8 any more. It seems to me I can only input ASCII characters through ATL+NUM now. I can input Φ by ...
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windows 8 unicode input not right

I notice that Unicode input does not work the way I would expect. An example is the Unicode character for superscript-two (the number-"square" character), U+00B2. If I type numeric + + 00b2 I get "☻" ...
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Convert a set of files of one type to another using its 'Export' facility

I have a set of files of type .pn2 (that is a Persian word document) in directory A. The files can be converted to Unicode type using an ‘Export’ facility in its ‘File’ menu. That is, when I open ...
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Excel 2007 doesn't preserve asian characters when converting to csv [duplicate]

I am trying to save a spreadsheet as a CSV file. The file consists of korean characters, and the resulting csv has those characters literally converted to question marks (0x3F). I am running on an ...
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Why so many programmers say unicode is bad? [closed]

Everday is see people in forums or on twitter posting that unicode is bad. Today I've read someone writing: There are only 1,112,064 hard problems in computer science and all of them are Unicode. ...
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UNICODE bidirectional text characters

need to work with malware which uses bidi strings. They not so widely documented and I've found part of them in one place, part in another. For now I have these: 1. LRM - 0x200E 2. RLM - 0x200F 3. ...
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Unicode play icon ▶ present in a page title is incorrectly displayed in Chrome/Win XP x86

This happens in 2 different machines both running Chrome Versão 29.0.1547.57 m in Windows XP Pro SP3 x86: I've found to this question (Unicode play icon ▶ present in a page title is incorrectly ...
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Unicode play icon ▶ present in a page title is incorrectly displayed in my Firefox

Right-pointing triangle Unicode character ▶ (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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Represent Unicode characters in Braille

How do I represent Unicode characters with Braille blocks? You can encode ASCII characters, but what about Unicode? I didn't see any scheme to represent Unicode character in Braille.
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How can I make “ls” show dotfiles first and preserve unicode filenames?

$ export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 $ ls -al total 24 drwxr-xr-x 6 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 16:34 . drwxr-xr-x 9 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 16:33 .. drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 16:33 .A drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 ...
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How do I add a Unicode search to the JavaScript console of a desktop, mobile, or game console browser?

It would be nice if I could search for the Unicode escape sequence of a particular character using the browser JavaScript console or via a bookmarklet. Is there any way to easily do this?
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Weird issue with Hebrew vowels in Microsoft Word

I have a Microsoft Word document with Hebrew, and some of the vowel marks seem to be separate from the letters they are supposed to be under. Example: Using a string analyzer, I determined that ...
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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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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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Can I set font fallbacks in PuTTy?

I want to be able to display the unicode characters ℓ, ∘, ₁, and ⊔ (among others) in emacs in screen in PuTTy. I can see the first one by setting the font to Courier New, or I can see the second and ...
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Does an open source font exist supporting primarily unicode's symbols / dingbats? [closed]

Does a font exist supporting primarily unicode's symbols, pictograms, dingbats blocks? http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf ... and more On ...
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Unicode therblig symbols

I was wondering if anyone knows if Unicode characters exists for the Therblig symbols? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therblig Google for some reason only showed me search results for "related ...
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Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
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In Linux, remap keys from second keyboard to unicode characters and shortcuts

I would like to get a second keyboard for just frequently used unicode characters and keyboard shortcuts. Ie, I would like to bind the "a" key on my second keyboard to opening firefox, for example. ...