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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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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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 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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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, ...
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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 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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Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate ...
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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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Unicode text exceeding boundaries?

I've seen this before on youtube comments and such as well but what is this called and how is it done? I saw it here ...
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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 ...
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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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How to correct unicode filenames?

I have Windows 7 with NTFS filesystem. I have filenames and directory names like: Kispál és a Borz - 02 - Tökéletes Helyettes I want to transform them to: Kispál és a Borz - 02 - Tökéletes ...
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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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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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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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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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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) ...
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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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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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Related unicode characters are displayed in different sizes or appear misaligned on OS X

I am using a CMS. The special characters &#x25C1;(◁) and &#x25B7;(▷) do look far smaller on a Mac than on a Windows system (both Firefox). &#x25B3;(△) and &#x25Bd;(▽) looks fine ...
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Why can't I display Unicode math symbols (U+2200..U+22FF)?

I have windows XP and in any application on my computer i don't see this range, nether in IE nor in Notepad++... I become crazy... Thank you very much for ahead.
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Know of any invisible right-to-left characters in Unicode?

A common problem with right-to-left text and many text editors is that while the actual right-to-left characters are written right-to-left, the punctuation (nominally) following such a sentence is ...
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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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Are Unicode characters like MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING STEM or RECYCLING SYMBOL FOR TYPE-1 PLASTICS used anywhere for their semantic value?

I was browsing the Unicode 6.1 core specification chapter on Symbols, and found that there exist many specialized semantic symbols, such as plastics recycling: The seven numbered logos encoded ...
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Easily type Unicode characters using AutoHotKey?

For example, I want to be able to type → (right arrow) using AutoHotKey's text replacement feature, and this is what my script looks like: ::|rarr::{ASC 2192} So when I type |rarr in my text editor ...
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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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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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How can one input a Unicode character by its hex/decimal value on Dell Latitude e6420 model laptops?

The solution is to input Unicode characters (see here: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf, 1f36c for example) with the keyboard of a Dell Latitude e6420 which, a quick Google image search ...
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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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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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Web pages display unicode characters but not Notepad, why?

I am running Windows XP. Although notepad, Office etc show boxes, proper text is displayed in Firefox. If the system doesn't have the font for a language, how can the web browser manage to circumvent ...
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How can I remove unicode characters in a Microsoft Word document?

I'm saving a Microsoft Word document as a PDF but it is warning me that there are a few problems including the fact that the document includes Unicode characters. I'm not sure what characters it is ...
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Is there a way to search for Greek letters in a PDF file?

There are lots of math equations that I'd like to search for (via Ctrl-F) in my PDF files, but copying them converts them to some non-descript text
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Can you map a key combination to output a specific Unicode character when typing?

I am searching for a way (on a Windows machine) how to map a keystroke or multiple keystrokes that produce a specific Unicode character when pressed. The applications that I found map to a function ...
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By which program can I change UNICODE filenames in my whole disk to ASCII?

By which program can I change UNICODE filenames in my whole disk to ASCII?
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Seeing weird characters on some webpages

On a page I was sent to I read this: "... “attack the ... â€Â hinge the hips" What causes this? Is it a problem on the site's side (bad encoding for the character set in the html preamble), or ...