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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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 16:...
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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 https://dl....
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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 searches"...
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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. ...
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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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rsync on Windows + non-ASCII file names

Is there a version of rsync that runs on current Windows versions and can handle non-ASCII file names? Every version I checked (including cwRsync and rsync.net client) fail miserably on files with ...
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View font characters for fonts not installed

This question assumes a Windows system. For installed fonts, one can use Windows' Character Map to view the available characters of those fonts (with their Unicode codes). Even better is the "Symbol" ...
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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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X-Terminals don't show UTF-8 character correctly when using Likewise-Open authentification

I have this really weird problem with X terminal emulators. I want to use UTF-8 and it works everywhere else in my system, but not in graphical terminals. When I start e.g. Urxvt and press öäå-keys it ...
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Excel 2010 save as webpage - Want Japanese characters in HTML file instead of Unicode

For programming purposes (Objective-C) I need to export Japanese characters as a HTML file from Excel so I can parse data into my project. I'm using Excel 2010. For example: When I open up the ...
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Adding Microsoft console (CMD) font in registry does not work with Eastern Asian language for non-unicode programs

The known registry setting in LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont Allows you to add font by having the Value Name to be a multiple of 0 and Value Data ...
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Why are some characters garbled on twitter?

When viewing my twitter feed on my PC browser ( Firefox 20.0.1 on Windows Vista 32bit) certain characters come through garbled. For example, this tweet to me:- https://twitter.com/ryanmurrant/status/...
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How to export outlook email body to a Unicode text file?

My emails in outlook 2010 have unicode characters inside their body, so when I want to export them to a txt file (Tab Separated In Windows) I got many question marks in output file! How can I fix ...
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Program to check/look up UTF-8/Unicode characters in string on command line?

I've just realized I have a file on my system; it lists normally: $ ls -la TΕSТER.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 8 2013-04-11 18:07 TΕSТER.txt $ cat TΕSТER.txt testing ... yet, it crashes a piece of ...
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How to get page number in LibreOffice writer in other languages?

I am trying to get non-English page number in LibreOffice writer. Specifically, I need page numbers in Bengali (Bangla). To begin with, I tried changing the font. I found that the auxiliary texts ...
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Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up the ...
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Typeing an Unicode charatcter using autohotkey

How can I use AotoHotKey to replace rRR with U+200E character? I tried ::rRR::Send {U+200F} and ::rRR::{U+200F} but they do not works.
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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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Is 'fullwidth commercial at' (unicode FF20) a good way to hide email addresses on web pages [duplicate]

I am wondering whether writing my email address with a 'fullwidth commercial at' sign in stead of the normal @ is a good way to "hide" my email address from spam bots on the web? E.g. user@domain.com.
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How can I get Windows 7 to display the “Insert Unicode control character” menu?

I'm trying to help a translator l10n our application into Arabic and need to find a way for her to easily enter right-to-left and left-to-right Unicode characters in Google Chrome on Windows 7 (I'm ...
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Vim: Use Unicode box drawing symbols for borders

Terminals have supported box drawing symbols since the beginning of time – but Vim always insists on using ugly ASCII approximations to draw boxes and lines. For example: :vsplit creates a ...
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Cannot install wireless driver on a dual-language system

I have a problem with my Wireless Network Connection. Strangely, even though my connection setup seems to be fine, I cannot connect wirelessly to my network and through a router conected via LAN I ...
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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 ...