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 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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tmux printing u'0x001b' and “]112” randomly

So I've lived with this problem for several weeks now, hoping that if I just let it happen enough, I would figure out the underlying trigger. No luck. tmux in bash in gnome-terminal in XMonad on ...
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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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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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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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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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Fix corrupted Unicode file names in a zip archive

A colleague gave me a zip archive of some data I need to analyse, but unfortunately the filenames have been corrupted somewhere along the way, either when creating the archive or when extracting them ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Symbol which looks like . (dot) but is classified as letter in unicode

Iam writing my bachelor thesis at the moment. The problem for me is now the spellchecker (I use Open Office but this is a general problem) won't recognize .NET as a valid word. A also cannot add it to ...
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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 create a shortcut for a Unicode special character in Lotus 8.5?

How do I create just one-click shortcut for Unicode special characters, like Alt+P for section symbol?
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Is there a way to display Unicode flags by installing a specific font? If so, which?

So I've been wondering about the Regional Indicator Symbols and their use in mobile phone systems. It should theoretically be possible to create a font for computers that shows the actual flags ...
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How can I find out the encoding of this corrupted Chinese text, which an online tool fixes correctly?

I have a text in Simplified Chinese, which, when read as UTF-8 begins with ´ÓºÜ¾ÃÒÔÇ°¿ªÊ¼, which the online tool from MandarinTools (first search result for Repair Corrupted Chinese Email) fixes to ...
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Chrome not displaying characters despite being installed

There are quite a few sources online on how to fix Unicode characters not displaying correctly, though most of them just tell you to make sure you have a font installed on your system that contains ...
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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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Office 2013 - Paste Special Shows 'Unformatted Unicode Text' only - Show Options Turned on in Advanced Options

About two weeks ago my "Paste Special" stopped working in Office 2013 products. Before, I could paste and choose how I wanted it to work. But, since, all I have in the Paste Special options is ...
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Display soft hyphens in VIM

How do I get (G)VIM under Ubuntu 14.04 to display soft hyphens in a UTF-8 encoded text file? The encoding and the fileenconding settings are both set to utf-8, and characters like the German umlauts ...
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Microsoft Word: Some Unicode Characters Will not Display in Any Font

When I am using Microsoft Word 2013 on Windows 8, some unicode characters do not display correctly, even when the font is changed to Arial Unicode MS. This affects what to me seems a very bizarre set ...
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Strange Unicode behavior in xterm

I recently switched my system from ISO-8859-15 to UTF-8 (I know I am a little late), works fine so far, I am just having a little issue with xterm and zsh. When entering German - Umlaute (ä,ö,ü) and ...
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MS Excel sort column containing non-latin characters

Is it possible to sort a column containing text strings in Excel when the script is non-latin, e.g. cyrillic? If so, how? ...
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How to use Unicode in “Real Name” bit of key?

GPG appears to support Unicode, but I can't get it to actually work % gpg --utf8-strings --display-charset utf-8 --edit-key king@example.com gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.15; Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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openSUSE doesn't show some unicode characters

I installed openSUSE 12.1 yesterday and it doesn't show some unicode characters, like Kannada characters. I'm using KDE. What do?
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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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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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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 ...