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 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 ...
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Which browser does not support Unicode in URLs? [closed]

One time, one guy has come to the office and showed me that Polish characters in a website URL's path part was percentage-encoded. Currently, I'm looking for browser with similar behaviour for ...
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Using a given font for ASCII and another for unicode

I would like to set up emacs so that it uses -outline-Courier New-normal-normal-normal-mono-16-*-*-*-c-*-iso8859-1 to display ASCII characters and -outline-Arial Unicode ...
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How to get the Unicode code and symbol name for some characters in a PDF file?

I have a PDF file with some Unicode characters (see picture). I can copy these characters to clipboard and insert in, for example, MS Word and I see the character as a single square with a question ...
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How to display Unicode character in Emacs?

Unicode character "CIRCLED DIGIT SIX" displays like in my Emacs. How to let it show correctly? I'm using GNU Emacs 23.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0, NS apple-appkit-1038.36) of 2012-02-27 on ...
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Windows XP having problems with Unicode symbols in user profile names

One person sent me a PC for some maintenance (physical and software cleaning etc.). I noticed one issue. It has Windows XP Pro with SP2 His name is Jānis (this Latvian name is the same as John in ...
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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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Entering Unicode characters in Google Chrome?

I would like sometimes to enter Unicode characters such as a right arrow (→). Currently, the only way I know is to use the Unicode Input application, but it's about as cumbersome as the Windows ...
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Unicode support between different OS and browsers

I would like to develop a web application that uses Unicode. The problem is that I don't know if the user supports the full Unicode set or not. Is the Unicode support dependent on the browser or the ...
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Get Supported Unicode Ranges from Font *.ttf file on Ubuntu

I have some fonts in 'ttf' format on my Ubuntu machine. I want to know some metadata of those fonts, about which unicode ranges and which non-unicode codepages those font files are supporte. How I ...
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How to make vim display unicode [closed]

I am trying to work with a utf-8 encoded xml file in vim 7.3 running on ubuntu. ASCII characters display normally but vim gives me gibberish instead of the unicode characters. After trying the ...
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What are ways to prevent files with the Right-to-Left Override Unicode character in their name (a malware spoofing method) from being written or read?

What are ways to avoid or prevent files with the RLO (Right-to-Left Override) Unicode character in their name (a malware method to spoof filenames) from being written or read in a Windows PC? More ...
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tmux copy mode search for a Unicode string

In tmux's copy mode, I cannot search for a Unicode (non-ASCII) string, tmux just doesn't show (and just ignore) non-ASCII characters in the "Search Up:" prompt! In ~/.tmux.conf, I have: setw -g utf8 ...
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How do I get my browser to display unicode correctly?

I was trying to read this post, but it looks like this: How can I get my web browser to display this post correctly? I'm using Chrome 17.0.963.78, Firefox 10.0.1, and Safari 4.0.5 on OS X 10.5.8. ...
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Chinese characters show up as boxes - how to fix

My folders on windows 7 with Chinese characters in the names have now started showing up as boxes. I can still read Chinese characters off a webpage, but the rest are boxes. What could be causing this ...
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Unicode characters display improperly in KDE and on the console in Arch Linux

I recently switched from OpenSuSE to Arch Linux. Files with unicode characters in the name used to display fine, but after the switchover I just get mojibake. For example, in my music library ...
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How to type a Unicode character by its number in Emacs?

How to type a Unicode character by its number, e.g. 0x2E3B for Unicode character U+2E3B (THREE-EM DASH) in Emacs?
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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 do I find out which language some Unicode characters belong to?

On Facebook, there are currently messages floating around with these strange chars: ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ กิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิ ก้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ They are used to confuse the reader, because ...
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How to type zero-width space character (U+200B) on a laptop keyboard?

There is a very similar question to this one already (How can I type U+200B character?) but all the answers are about how to type this character on a PC keyboard with a num pad which is not my case. ...
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outlook can't search mail with subject in Japanese

Microsoft tell us that Microsoft Outlook supports Unicode and provides full support for multilingual data. but today, when I search for my message with this subject "FW: 1月分課題対応のお願い" (Sure that ...
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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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Change URLs with percent signs back to their original language

How can I convert a link which has percentages and dollars in the URL into its original language? I don't want it displayed like the following ...
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How can I input unicode characters by code point in Xfce (Ubuntu)?

In Gnome, entering Shift-Ctrl-U plus hex codes allows you to enter arbitrary unicode characters (see also this. This is supposed to work for any Gtk2 app, but is not working for me in gnome-terminal ...
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iTunes and Unicode ID3 Tags

I'm using MP3Tag for tagging my MP3s since a long time and it creates very good results. With iTunes (of course not with other MP3 programs e.g. Winamp) I always have problems after first import of ...
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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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iconv generating UTF-16 with BOM

Inspired by this question, can I use the iconv command to generate UTF-16 output with a BOM and with specified endianness? The iconv command converts text from one encoding to another. For example: ...
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woff font creating

I have a open type unicode font created for largely Devanagari codepoints. I want to use it on a website. I converted the font to woff using fontforge. using default options. But once the font is ...
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View unicode codepoints for all letters in file on bash

I have to deal with a file that has lot of invisible control characters, like "right to left" or "zero width non-joiner", different spaces than the normal space and so on, and I have troubles dealing ...
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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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Unicode-based POSIX tools (other than Cygwin) for Windows?

GNU Win32 and MSYS are awesome, but it seems like all of their tools use the ANSI version of the Windows API, rather than the Unicode versions. Obviously, those are meant for Windows 95 and 98, not ...
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Why some unicode characters are missing in charmap?

In Windows, Character Map doesn't seem to display all of the unicode characters, even if the selected font supports them, and "Character set" selector is "Unicode". For example, the small envelope ...
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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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My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols

For some strange reason, my computer suddenly doesn't show certain unicode characters anymore! I have no idea what happened. Affected applications include Windows Explorer (should be Japanese ...
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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 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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Computer not displaying unicode characters

My computer recently displayed Unicode characters fine. However; it recently stopped displaying them, I can successfully display the characters in notepad on another computer, running the same Win 7 ...
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Which character encoding is used for ALT-codes?

In Windows, when entering characters using ALT+nnn, which character encoding is being used? And when entering characters with ALT+0nnn, which character encoding is being used? And how do these answers ...
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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 ◁(◁) and ▷(▷) do look far smaller on a Mac than on a Windows system (both Firefox). △(△) and ▽(▽) looks fine ...
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Why choose ISO-8859-1 character set instead of using UTF8 in PuTTY?

I have tried to do some research and I have to admit that I am clueless on this. If my question does not even make sense, I offer you my sincere apology for my ignorance. PuTTY seems to use ...
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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 ...