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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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 ◁(◁) and ▷(▷) do look far smaller on a Mac than on a Windows system (both Firefox). △(△) and ▽(▽) looks fine though....
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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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How to put unicode in Cmd/Batch?

So, i'm trying to make a nice batch menu but everytime i try to use unicode's fancy lines i just get random characters. Is there any way to put unicode in cmd and or a batch file?
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Windows 10 - Alt code results in wrong character

I'm on a laptop running Windows 10. I try pressing Alt+2713 to give a "✓" character, but instead I get a "Ö" character. Any thoughts as to why this might be?
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How can I tell what encoding a file name is using?

I have some files with Russian (cyrillic) names. When I open them in Windows Explorer, the names display correctly. When I list them in Command shell (cmd) they display as "?????" character. Is ...
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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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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 ...
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How to write in a command line in unicode?

Say I have a file that has an Armenian or Russian name. How can I write that file name in command line in order to open it. And not only for this purpose in general I want to know how can I write in ...
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Mechanism to rename a bunch of files from BIG5 to Unicode in a batch on Windows

I'm looking for a method to rename a bunch of files from BIG5 to Unicode in a batch on Windows. NOTE: BIG5 is a special Chinese encoding.
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Easily typing unicode letters to a HTML form

Is there a program or a key map that allows me to easily type mathematcial symbols and unicode letters such as these symbols in a web form? Maybe a keyboard mapping? An assitant program? (What I'm ...
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How to restore Option-letter in AquaEmacs to type Unicode letters?

I would like to use my regular Option + letter (i.e. ł = Option + L) to input such a letter to emacs (in latex mode). How to do it? Now it is overridden by jump to next word on the left. btw. when I ...
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Surrogate character to visualize a space like ̺ this, but without combining?

I'm looking for a character in Unicode like this (in black): The problem with COM­BI­NING INVERTED BRID­GE BELOW (code point U+033A, \xCC\xBA in UTF-8) is that it must be combined with another ...
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Vim not showing longer unicode characters

I wanted to add an unicode image of cat to my file, but when I press ctrl+v u 1 f 4 3 1 the result is ὃ1 rather than 🐱. Vim always stops reading the code after the fourth character and then it just ...
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Can I import a single unicode character or unicode character set into MS Word 2010?

I am trying to paste a latin insular capital letter t (https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRfztxlipDzKUS0YjVKb0I2fHYJUTCZiwub5Cr5NAcAVvECsiwMZe-Oa9U) into a Word document - which is ...
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Where are the other letters in this Unicode block?

Info On the Wikipedia page, "Unicode Subscripts and Superscripts", it says in the section, Other Superscript and Subscript Characters, Consolidated, the Unicode standard defines ... a full ...
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Unicode fonts in terminal

How can I get unicode fonts in my terminal? Is there a package I could yum install to see more characters? I already have some of them working fine, e.g. 0x2603 snowman works, but others just give ...
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Unicode filenames in Windows vs. Mac OS X

I was trying to use a couple of Windows file syncing programs (Microsoft SyncToy, FreeFileSync) to sync between two folders: a local Windows folder and a OS X folder mounted on the Windows machine ...
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awk character differences when using if

I have an input file with this line(user data/columns stripped out) and several thousand more. The xCE is an unconverted hex value from the clients file. 412640 xCE When I run it thru this awk ...
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How do I use HTTrack to download gzipped files from URLs with accented characters?

I am downloading a site with HTTrack with spotty results. Several directories return 2 or more versions of the same HTML file. These duplicates in any given directory may include: a file named ...
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How to insert any Unicode character using the Unicode HEX Code on Windows (Word/Notepad/Web Broser URL or input field/other apps)?

My OS is Windows 7 (a localized version of this OS). I want to be able to enter any character in the applications mentioned in the title. I've tried some methods described on SE sites, including: ...
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Deterministic way to find which installed fonts support a given Unicode character or script?

As an enthusiast of languages and writing systems here's a problem I often run into: I have many fonts installed and many support several or many writing systems (scripts) for various languages. (My ...
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Unicode doesn't work on big sites. Using windows 8

I get � or a question mark in a diamond. What does it mean? It does it on both chrome and firefox.
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difficulty opening a file(man page) with funny characters in gVIM

I did man ssh_config>a from cygwin I generated the file I want to print $ man ssh_config >a I then opened it in gvim as you see from the screenshot. I might join many of the lines (vim's J) ...
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Can I run a script every time the cmd program is run? [duplicate]

I want to show unicode character on my windows console. For this I changed the cmd's font to lucida console and I'm using chcp 65001 before every session I will open a program which will display ...
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Conversion from unicode fails. How can I find the offending character?

So I have a text file in utf-8 containing somewhere a unicode character (for example ɸ, but I do not know this is the offending character - I can't just find via CTRL+F) that is not present in anothre ...
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Importing Google Contacts in Windows Contacts

In Windows 7 there is a very simple contact application, Windows Contacts, and I was trying to populate it with contacts from Gmail. I exported all of them as a single vCard (.vcf) file from Google ...
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Unicode for scientific communication — useful but inconsistent? (Specifically superscript/subscript)

Unicode provides a decent set of characters for scientific purposes. You have things like the pointed brackets commonly used in quantum mechanics and statistical physics (|ψ⟩, ⟨T⟩), symbols for ...
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Unable to directly input unicode characters with diacritical marks into PuTTY on Windows 8

After moving to Windows 8, I can no longer directly input unicode characters into PuTTY session window. Like ą, ę, ć, ń using Alt+<letter> with Polish (programmers) keyboard layout. I have ...
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How to set different ANSI codepages for different legacy Windows applications?

Unfortunately there is still a lot of Windows applications that use legacy character encodings instead of proper Unicode. Windows control panel allows to choose one codepage for all of them but I use ...
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Copy Paste Between Excels over Remote Desktop Services

Currently a number of our users have an issue whereby they attempt to copy data from excel on their computer and paste it to excel on a terminal server. If users use standard paste (i.e. ctrl+v) an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Strange Behaviour with Unicode Characters in Windows

Ok, I do not know if this is a programming question, but it certainly is a technical one so I am asking it here. I was working on some internationalization stuff in my PHP code, and in order to ensure ...