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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Converting ascii Russian to Russian?

I have a text document that is supposed to be written in Russian but it seems to instead be ascii: Óñòàíîâêà: 1)Çàïóñêàåì QuidamStudioSetup3.15.exe 2)Ïðè çàïðîñå ñåðèéíîãî íîìåðà ââîäèì How could I ...
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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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Unicode problems in Mini Lyrics

Shri guru granth sahib ji is epic granth for sikhs. I am working on the project for creating karaoke of guru granth sahib. I am using Mini Lyrics for this for synchronizing speech to text. But this ...
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Insert a character with multiple accents on an extended Mac keyboard layout

I can't seem to figure out how to apply both an Umlaut (¨) and the Grave (`) to the the letter 'u'. I'll type one, then the other, then the letter, but only the latter accent is applied, with the ...
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Unicode characters suddenly start displaying as boxes in some applications [duplicate]

I noticed that Unicode characters suddenly stopped displaying in some applications, so far Notepad++ and Skype, when they were appearing previously. Instead they appear as boxes. They were working ...
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using hp 1050 c to print maps - Unicoe font FAIL

i am using hp 1050 c to print a map from autocad 2007 , i have mutlipule lines of arabic and persian text on the map. the text are just fine in the dwg file but when printing the map, texts get ...
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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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GNU Dialog and UTF-8 characters

I'm using GNU dialog in one of my lengthy shell scripts. One of the areas I've got problems with is when I'm asking for an inputBox where the user can type a book's title, mostly in French. In this ...
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How to enter thése chàràctèrs into arbitrary programs?

Is there any way to allow the classic "Ctrl-Apostrophe-E"-style combos, which input accented characters, work in any text box, rather than just in special programs like Wordpad or Microsoft Word?
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How can I understand what characters an application support?

I use ProShow application and it seems it doesn't support the whole unicode characters, for examples this character: À ( U+00C0 ) with font Arial, replace it with a question mark (?). Didn't find ...
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Windows tool to convert large text file from UTF-8 to “Windows Unicode” (UTF-16)

I need to view large Unicode text files (current version is 2,379,415,348 bytes) on Windows 7. Normally I prefer UTF-8 but, but after looking on SuperUser it seems the best Windows large file viewer ...
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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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Using the “Combining Enclosing Circle” character in Word

Is there a way to use the “Combining Enclosing Circle” UNICODE character (codepoint 20DD) together with some other character in Word 2010 to actually form a circled character? There are glyphs for ...
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Typing fi ligature

I'm trying to type "fi" ligature ("fi") on Windows 7. Its unicode code is FB01, or 64257. I tried the two first methods on this page (Alt+fb01 and Alt064257), but they didn't work. How to type it?
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Convert unicode to corresponding text in Excel spreadsheet

I use "Char" to convert an ascii number to a character. What do I use to convert a unicode number to a character? I'm building a Hebrew conversion chart. For example, 1489 is the letter "BET". I ...
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How to Make Windows Show Unicode Characters Properly?

How do I make Windows 7 show Unicode all characters properly, like those in this question? Right now I just see squares for some of them.
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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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Preserving Greek letters on my PC

How would convert this long table of vocabulary (one column of greek then one of english) in this document into one excel spreadsheet where the Greek characters are preserved? Whenever I try to ...
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Robocopy unilog output is gibberish

I tried to get robocopy in Windows 7 to generate a Unicode log, since I have files with Unicode characters. The command I used: robocopy C:\mysource D:\mydest /mir /unilog:backup.log /tee File the ...
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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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Typing Romanian characters in Vim in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Romanian keyboard with gVim I'm using Vim 7.3 in Windows 7, with the keyboard set to Romanian (Programmers). In the console and any other program, right-alt + s ...
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iTunes importing m3u playlists with special (non-ASCII) characters on OS X

I have Mac OS X and iTunes 10.2.2, and several m3u files (standard, non extended) containing the paths to songs that are already in the library, just not organized into playlists. I ran a Python ...
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Some Unicode alt-codes not working

Here is a list of all special Hungarian characters: ALT-0193 Á ALT-0225 á ALT-0201 É ALT-0233 é ALT-0205 Í ALT-0237 í ALT-0211 Ó ALT-0214 Ö ALT-0336 Ő ALT-0243 ó ALT-0246 ö ALT-0337 ő ...
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Entering Unicode characters by name

Sometimes I want to type Unicode characters (em-dash, quotes, Greek letters sometimes, superscripts etc). It can be done using character codes, but then one needs to look up / memorize them, which is… ...
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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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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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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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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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Input unicode to vim

Firstly, I am happy with vim due to its godlike key combination. But sometimes, I really want to write with my language in unicode, I find a solution in vim help file which is using disgraphs: ...
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Is there any free tools that allow my non unicode chinese to unicode chinese?

I have a bunch of chinese songs and the meta tags are written in like non-unicode chinese. It displays on my computer but only if I set the non-unicode locale to chinese. Is there a free program ...
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How do i install a unicode chart?

I'm having some display problems with unicode character which requires a font to be installed on my OS. does anyone know where can i get a specific chart?
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Unicode vs. ASCII [closed]

Why is Unicode used in the latest operating systems instead of ASCII?
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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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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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Why Unicode is not used for file system reserved characters?

I'd really like to use characters like "?" in Windows for filenames. I understand why they are reserved, but why haven't they, or will they ever circumvent this by using unicode characters that look ...
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Setting UTF8 as default Character Encoding in Windows 7

is there a way to set Windows 7 to globally use UTF-8 as standard? its really annoying to set every single text editor to use it.
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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 ...
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Find files with non-ASCII characters in filenames in Windows XP

Is there any easy way to find all files in a particular directory that have any non-ASCII (ie. Unicode) characters in the filename? I'm running Windows XP x64 SP2, NTFS filesystem.
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Displaying Unicode on Chrome vs Firefox

Unicode Rendering: Firefox vs Chrome OS: Windows XP SP3 My question is about the rendering of this post on Firefox vs Chrome. I can see a lot of boxes on Chrome, not so much on Firefox. Firefox: ...
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How do I fix font corruption in Google Chrome 9.0.597.44beta in Windows XP?

I am not sure what is causing this problem, but I think it is related to unicode problems. Google Chrome, seemingly out of nowhere a month ago, stopped rendering unicode characters in certain fonts. ...
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In utf-8 collation, why 11- is less then 1-?

I found that the sort result in ASCII: Source file test: 1- 11- 1-a 11-a Sort using ASCII: $ LANG=en_US.ascii sort test 1- 1-a 11- 11-a And using UTF-8: $ LANG=en_US.utf8 sort test 1- 11- ...
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Per-character-set font size in Firefox not working?

Firefox has a setting (Preferences -> Content -> Fonts & Colors -> Advanced) that is supposed to let you set font preferences for different character sets. I've tried setting larger minimum font ...
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Windows 7 UTF-8 and Unicode

Hi: Could someone please explain what has changed in Windows 7 (Pro 64-bit)? Details: Previously I had Windows XP and had some translations files (UTF-8 encoded) in CSV format. I was able to view the ...
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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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How can I delete U+200B (Zero-width space) using sed

I have a very large file that has zero-width spaces scattered throughout. It takes too long to open and edit using vi so I'd like to delete all instances of the character using sed. The problem is, ...
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How to mount via cifs non-unicode samba sever with character set conversion?

in old times of smbfs I use codepage and iocharset options, but cifs does not support codepage. What I can do?
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Getting gvim to show unicode

How to get GVim (v. 7.3. on Windows XP, if that matters) to show Unicode characters? Something along the lines of http://vimcasts.org/episodes/show-invisibles/ (search for listchars to see the ...
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how to insert unicode characters in xterm

... assuming it supports Unicode ?
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Different font SIZES in a text editor, based on script (alphabet) type (that is, per Unicode code-block)

Some non-Latin-based scripts (alphabets) have more detail in their glyphs than do the Latin-based-script equivalents, and typically need a larger font to give the same degree of legibility ...
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Can GNU sed (for Windows) handle Unicode? If so, is it a code-page/locale issue, or a switch?

I've been using GNU SED on and off for a couple of years now. It spins me out a bit sometimes, but it does a good job... for single-byte char sets! I now and then notice references to GNU SED being ...