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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How to display unicode in a Linux virtual terminal?

Reading any data in unicode does not display correctly in the linux terminal (meaning the virtual terminal that opens without an X windows). I read in a discussion here that installing programs such ...
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How to find a font with Globe symbols

Which font is used in http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf? I'm particular interested in the GLOBE WITH MERIDIANS glyph. Q: Is there any free font that cover these Unicode block? .
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Is there a text-caret Unicode character?

Is there a text caret Unicode glyph? I can’t imagine that such a typical character would not be present (especially considering some of the many much less useful code-points). I have tried searching ...
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ANSI Russian docx to unicode

I've a big ms-word doc file which contains ANSI encoded russian texts and some fomula's with special formatting. I would like to know is there any tool using which I convert the "ANSI" encoded doc ...
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Any character to convet ◕‿◕ to a sad face [closed]

Using AutoHotKey when I type :) it will converted to ◕‿◕ (I found it here). Now I want also convert :( to a similar one but I could not found a Unicode character for its lips. Do you know any one?
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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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Unicode (non-ascii) filename interoperability between linux and windows

I have this problem, and I'm not really sure where the issue is on client or on server or both. I'll appreciate any help diagnosing and resolving this. I have remote linux box running debian, that I ...
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Identification software for Mathematical symbols?

Typically if you've forgotten or have never seen a symbol in a math equation before you are forced to read a large part of the context you found it in and guess which name that symbol has. That is too ...
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Putting a file encoded with UTF-8 on the clipboard with CLIP.EXE under Windows?

I have a situation where I have a Java program that first write a text file and then invokes "CMD /C CLIP < textfile" to be able to put an arbitrarily large file on the Windows clipboard. Works ...
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How do I make Microsoft Word show unicode correctly on all computers?

I have a Word DOCX file that uses the Calibri font. It has hairline spaces (unicode character 0x200A I think). It looks fine on my computer with Word 2007 on Windows 7, a coworker's Word 2010 on Mac ...
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Why only some unicode characters are visible on Firefox?

I can't see some unicode characters for some reason. I tried to fix this by getting Arial Unicode MS font as suggested in here: Why does Firefox not render some characters? Unfortunately it changed ...
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Can I input Chinese in my xterm?

I have Chinese input working. I have xterm working. I have utf-8 working in my xterm. For example, I can see the lightning bolt unicode character. But when I input Chinese characters, I get those ...
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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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'BLACK RIGHT TRIANGLE' unicode symbol

I'm searching an unicode symbol just like this ◢ (U+25E2) but 45° rotated. I found this ► (U+25BA) and this ▶ (U+25B6), but both are not good for me. The rectangle/arrow has to be shorter. Is there ...
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What is the '😋' character?

An e-mail from a colleague contained the character 😋 at the end of a sentence, in a context where one might expect punctuation or a smiley. What is this character? It has zero google results and ...
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Mass convert MP3 with Big5 / GB encoded tags to unicode

Most people in asia still used localized version of windows (simplied chinese - GB , traditional chinese - Big5, Japanese - JIS) As a result, a lot of mp3 files I got from them have the tags encoded ...
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How to compose key in Linux

This topic has been addressed on quite a few web pages of this website, however I do not yet understand the full extent of the things that we might be able to do with the Compose key. A user here has ...
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Why are unicode characters not rendering correctly

Background: I have some unicode characters in my prompt (git status markers essentially) I'm running urxvt under xfce on arch linux. I'm using DejaVu Sans Mono for Powerline font, specified via ...
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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 … when pressing Alt+8+2+3+0 (on ...
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Windows XP support of Unicode

I need to add the support of some Unicode characters , i need especially the character ᵃ, i tried to solve the problem by adding the support of east asia languages but without a result. These ...
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Unicode in an Emacs regular expression

I'm using emacs 24. How can I replace all occurrences of the non-printable Unicode bidi character RTL, whose hexadecimal number is 202e? I want to replace it with the non-printable Unicode bidi ...
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postfix sends mail from wrong domain / Python 3 code for sending utf8 mail

I have a machine with two domain names, say a.com and b.com. When I use postfix to send something from an address like foo@a.com, it replaces it with foo@b.com every time. My main.cf file specifies ...
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What's the easiest way to insert special characters on OS X?

I want to use a "thumbs up" unicode emoji in my communication. Is there a simple way to do this without opening the Special Characters palette, such as some AppleScript? Some crazy unicode key ...
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How to change Language for non-Unicode programs in Windows 8

There has always been a "Language for non-Unicode programs" settings in the "Region and Language" settings in XP, Vista and 7. I installed Windows 8 (had some unrelated problems, so I had to revert ...
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Character sets needed to properly display “zalgo”

The following answer on Stack Overflow is famous for its convincing argument against using regex to parse HTML: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1732454/505154 The content of the post becomes increasingly ...
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Is there any unicode 6.x ready font?

I'm still looking for any TTF/OTF font with almost full Unicode 5.x or 6.x support, i.e. I'm interested in Transport and Map Symbols from Unicode 6.2 range 1F680-1F6FF. Does this font exist at all? ...
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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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How to enter Devanagari half-R character in Emacs MULE?

I am trying the Emacs MULE ITRANS input method to enter Devanagari unicode text. I am looking to enter a key sequence for Devanagari letter "Half-R" (ऱ्) i.e. U0931 U094d (which should be mapped to R ...
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Unable to see some Russian id3 tags in ncmpc

I'm running urxvt with the current env: $ env | grep LC LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 The problem is either with ncurses or ncmpc and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what the problem might ...
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Strange Behaviour with Unicode Characters in Windows

Ok, I do not know if this is a programming question, but it certainly is a technical one so I am asking it here. I was working on some internationalization stuff in my PHP code, and in order to ensure ...
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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: ‽ 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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Inputting SMP unicode characters

I'm looking for a way to actually use Plane 1 - Supplementary Multilingual Plane - characters (i.e. U+10000 to U+1FFFD) without having to manually encode the bytes with a hex editor. Is there an ...
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Copying unicode symbols from Firefox address bar as is

Let's say I open a webpage with some Unicode characters, say, Cyrillic, in the address like this: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Функциональная_закреплённость When I try to copy it from the ...
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Fancy colored rendering issue on osx 10.8 retina with iTerm

I use iTerm2, with oh-my-zsh and zsh and in my .zshrc file I set a couple of my prompts to the unicode bolt symbol as follows. ZSH_THEME_GIT_PROMPT_DIRTY="%{$fg[yellow]%}⚡%{$reset_color%}" ...
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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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Google Chrome displays boxes at the beginning of all words in unicode text

I have this issue with chrome on windows 7, and it seems to be happening only with unicode text within facebook. Screenshot: The boxes disappear when I increase the zoom level by one step. But they ...
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Displaying unicode character U+2661 (“White Heart Suit”) in Windows 7

I can't get this character: ♡ to display properly in Windows Explorer, it instead shows up as a symbol of three lines, similar to this ☰. The strangest thing is that if i use the heart symbol beside ...
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openSUSE doesn't show some unicode characters

I installed openSUSE 12.1 yesterday and it doesn't show some unicode characters, like Kannada characters. I'm using KDE. What do?
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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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“Language for non-Unicode programs” and Cyrillic Export to pdf

Thanks to Szabolcs' comment to this question, I have found a way to Export Cyrillic symbols from Mathematica to PDF correctly. We just need to set a system-wide variable commonly called the system ...
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Changing the “Language for non-Unicode programs” individually

Is it possible to run a program with non-default value of the "Language for non-Unicode programs" system option? I have an application (Wolfram Mathematica 8) which behaviour critically depends on ...
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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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What is the Unicode code for the “parallelograms” symbol? [closed]

What is the Unicode code for the parallelograms symbol?
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How can I get my computer to display special characters?

I see tweets, for instance, with special characters in them, that will not display correctly on this system. Here is an example. For numerous of these characters, I see boxes with four characters in ...
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Firefox shows Chinese/strange encoding characters on pages

This happens on Google Accounts like Gmail, Twitter.. a few other SSL pages and some non SSL pages. I have tried those pages on Chrome and they work fine. I have tried following the View > ...
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How do I convert MP3s with “Latin-1” ID3 tags to Unicode tags on Windows?

Suppose you have a bunch of MP3 files whose ID3 tags are written in a non-Latin script (e.g. Russian) and you want them to show up properly in all your Unicode-supporting media players and apps. Also ...
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How to remove Unicode characters and/or convert OpenOffice spreadsheet cells to plaintext?

I have an OpenOffice spreadsheet into which I occasionally copy/paste snippets from web pages. However, I need the file, as a whole, to be free of fancy formatting and non-ASCII text. Is tried ...
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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 properly copy/paste code from .pdf to a new file open on terminal?

I have a pdf containing the following code: #!/bin/sh echo echo “**** Pulling changes into Dev [Hub’s post-update hook]” echo case “ $1 ” in If I copy and then paste that code on my terminal, after ...