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 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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tmux printing u'0x001b' and “]112” randomly

So I've lived with this problem for several weeks now, hoping that if I just let it happen enough, I would figure out the underlying trigger. No luck. tmux in bash in gnome-terminal in XMonad on ...
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Unicode arrows for windows 7

I want to type ↑ using the keyboard. Both the Character Map app and this website http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2191/index.htm says to use Alt + 2191. But when I type that I get back Å. ...
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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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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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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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How to add glyphs from one font into another?

I want to create a new font (TTF or OTF) that contains certain glyphs from one font (e.g. Arial) and certain glyps from another font (i.e. Courier). I know the unicode IDs for the glyphs. About 200 ...
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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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Word doesn't convert non-Unicode characters as expected

Our users are experiencing a very discouraging issue in regards to how MS Word (in Windows) handles non-unicode characters. This issue is confirmed in both Word 2007 and the Word 2010 Beta using ...
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TTF fonts: seeing the characters available

OK, newbie basic question. I've installed Junicode TTF on Mac OSX 10.6. I now have it available as a system font. Brilliant. But how do I: see the characters that are available to in the font ...
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Paleo-Hebrew (Ancient Hebrew) font isn't equivalent with modern Hebrew keys in Win10

I've installed the Paleo-Hebrew (PH) alphabet font in my Win10. I can use it in MS word after installation but the problem is the PH Alef (𐤀) Isn't eqivalent to the MH Alef (א). Moreover, when I go ...
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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 to type a minus char in Windows, or why do Alt-Codes produce different chars in different programs?

I got stuck with a problem with Alt-codes. I frequently need to enter the minus sign in my texts. My company uses Excel, PowerPoint and Word to exchange texts. Therefore I need to be able to type the ...
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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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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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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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Cyrillic export from Excel to CSV

I have an application where I upload some content in CSV format, however the main document where I have my data is an Excel document. I use Save As » CSV in order to make a CSV file, but it is not ...
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How to display an arbitrary Unicode character?

I'm looking for a free font containing ideally all Unicode characters. I'm reading some text concerning Unicode and many of the interesting examples shows like a bunch of empty squares.
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unicode in irfanview

I tried opening a picture and it mentions activating unicode. UNICODE PlugIn in Properties->Languages I only see english and german. I already installed the plugin pack (via exe). I still cant ...
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Using Windows cmd.exe and a batch .cmd, can I copy/xcopy/??? a Unicode filename from x:\* to y:\*

I want to do a very simple thing: Copy a file. Copy is a simple (and fundamental) command. It should be easy, but it seems to be complicated when it comes to Unicode filenames (using English XP, cmd....
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What web browsers support non-latin hostnames 'out of the box'?

With ICANN approving the first full Internationalised Domain Names for non-latin scripts such as Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, etc do all browsers support these character sets out of the box?
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Unicode paragraph end/line break breaking space / non breaking space aware text editor

I want one of those to write my blog articles with. I'm tired of manually converting breaks from rough notes to either paragraphs or line breaks for release as HTML, and tired of converting spaces to ...
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Replacing latex with unicode symbols

Often, during a conversation or an email, or at a forum, I would like to type some math, but I don't need full equation support. Unicode symbols should suffice. What I need is an easy way to type ...
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How to find out if Unicode works correctly on unix/linux CLI

Still some apps seem to have problems with unicode terminals/output. I am looking for a app (or script) which prints out some unicode formated text and line drawing (like ncurses). Thus help to figure ...
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Setting default encoding for non-unicode programs/documents in Mac OS X 10.5

I'm trying to open a document that has non-Unicode Arabic text in it using Mac OS X. I know way around this problem in Windows XP for example: the user can set the default encoding for non-Unicode ...
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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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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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Is there a Unicode-aware LC_COLLATE sort order which respects punctuation?

As far as I can tell, setting the environment variable LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8 changes four things compared to LC_COLLATE=c, regarding how programs like ls will sort files: Unicode characters are ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I use non-latin alphabet characters in a framebuffer console?

How do you guys use Linux when you have lots of files with non-Latin alphabets, or even Chinese/Japanese? I don't have a problem with Windows, because I do everything in the GUI (it's hard not to), ...
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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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Is there a key combo that's usable for Unicode characters in the same manner as ASCII characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad? If you open up Window's Character Map and select, say, Arial as the font then you're obviously shown all of the characters that ...
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Typing a Unicode RLM on Windows XP with a numpad-less keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad? My desktop keyboard doesn't have a numpad: And I like it that way because it saves space on my desk. However, I want to be able ...
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How To Save Unicode Right-To-Left File File So Formatting Retains?

I want to save hebrew text with right-to-left direction into a .TXT or .HTML file but what retains is only Unicode but not right-to-left formatting. My phone (Sony Ericsson W850i) is not a smartphone ...
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Find all UTF-16 encoded files on Windows

Is there a tool available for Windows (command line, gui, script, etc.) that can recurse a directory and identify all files encoded as UTF-16?
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Tools to convert Unicode characters

Which tool should I use to convert between various Unicode characters? Examples: Between various looks: Normal, Fullwidth. Between one-character and combining versions: ў (d1 9e) <-> ў (d1 83 cc ...
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How to make Quick Look preview text files in UTF-8 by default?

When I use Quick Look in the Finder on a text file, it'll inevitably render garbled because it treats it as MacRoman. Can I do something to make it always use UTF-8, or, even better, be ever so ...
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How to identify horizontal tabs in Excel and replace it

I have thousands of data in my excel file, they are scraped data from various websites, initially stored in CSV files then migrated into Excel. This data is for use of my web server. Now my problem ...
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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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Non-unicode characters language in OS X

In Windows, whenever I am facing an incorrect display of non-unicode characters (for me usually Russian (Cyrillic) characters may get displayed as ancient runes =), I go to regional settings, set ...
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How do I convert an image into unicode? [closed]

I have created a Baluchi keyboard via ARABIC keyboard. But there are few keys not available in Arabic too. I tried different combinations of keys to fulfill my requirement but now the issue is that ...
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Excel transpose via paste

I want to transpose data in Excel. Normally, I cut the cells I need, and use paste special -> transpose. However, sometimes when I do paste special, a box comes up asking me if I want to use unicode ...
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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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Explanation of Bizarre Printer Behavior?

Today immediately before I closed my laptop, I had printed 2 copies of a PDF file. Then about 2 hours later, I opened my laptop again and the printer started to generate a large pile of mostly blank ...
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Relationship between unicode and UTF-8 / 16 / 32

I don't understand the relationship between UTF-8 and its other variants and am getting anomalous results at the terminal. For example, right arrow is: 0xE2 0x86 0x92 in UTF-8 but it is 0x2192 in ...
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Problems displaying Chinese characters in some apps

I've recently installed Windows 8 on my laptop. I can display and copy/paste chinese characters fine in a web browser (e.g. textbox control) or in MS word, but in notepad or in the IE address bar they ...
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Use hard disks with different file system encoding on the same Linux machine, feasible?

As we know, Linux and Unix style filesystems store file name as byte stream, as apposed to Unicode streams on Windows NTFS/FAT. So there is the question. If I get an old hard disk(from around 2002) ...