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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Text Appearing as Boxex [], “not in chrome”, on right click, control panel, office,…many placeses

Text Appearing as Boxex [], "not in chrome", on right click, control panel, office,....many placeses i read out other similar question but didn't find help full, i just want US English language
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Make numbers copied from Excel to Word use minus sign instead of hyphen to avoid wrapping

When you copy a negative number from Excel to Word, a hyphen/minus (Unicode -) is used instead of a proper minus sign (Unicode −). This causes text to wrap after the hyphen (you ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to access Arrows sub-section in Windows' Character Map?

Since there's no fast and reliable way to enter Unicode characters and typing codes is just too cumbersome, I was wondering if there were an easy way to access a given sub-section in Windows' ...
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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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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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Unicode Characters in Ubuntu Server

I recently migrated from Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 to Ubuntu Server 13.10 and now my filesystem doesn't seem to support unicode characters. I use rsync to backup/sync files and it shows the proper ...
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No Jupiter char (U+2643) on Windows XP

Recently i was reading this wikipedia article on a windows xp pc. i recognised that there was no Jupiter unicode character (this one: ♃), in fact there was only a whitespace. i was suprised, because ...
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How do I find out which font contains a certain special character?

Unicode contains a few special "characters" which are not displayable by most fonts. I want to use one of them, a video camera. It seems that such a character exists indeed, and has the codepoint ...
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Understanding terminal locales

I am looking into terminal customisation, and in particular text encodings. I understand the differences between the UTF-* encodings, and the differences between different encoding types, generally ...
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Does unicode have a ee character like ꜳ?

Does unicode have a ee character like ꜳ? Either Google is no good with stuff under 3 letters, or it really doesn’t exist.
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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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Unable to see certain Unicode characters

I am not able to see any of the characters in the "ornamental dingbats" section of the Unicode Standard (see here). These were apparently added to the standard in June 2014. How can I correct this? ...
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Special Characters Causing UBB.thread 7.5.7 To Drop Content

I've been using a web board running UBB.thread 7.5.7. I've been noticing that when I copy and paste content over from thinkprogress.org the content never makes it into the post after I submit. Here ...
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Determine The Encoding of a specific character in Word 2010

I'm having a problem with a generated document (coming from crystal reports engine). Initially hyphens are visible but if the text is copied and pasted with "keep text only" option or "remove ...
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Case insensitive search with accents

How can I tell Vim to search for a certain pattern in a case insensitive way taking into account also characters with accents? For example I would like to have /ü match both the capital U in Über and ...
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How to enter Devanagari half-R character in Emacs MULE?

I am trying the Emacs MULE ITRANS input method to enter Devanagari unicode text. I am looking to enter a key sequence for Devanagari letter "Half-R" (ऱ्) i.e. U0931 U094d (which should be mapped to R ...
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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 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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How to a add a Unicode Range in FontForge?

I would like to add '🖁' to an existing font. It is in Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (Range: 1F300–1F5FF). But while the Range is listed in: I can't find it in:
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Can't type unicode because of keyboard shortcuts

I’m trying to type some Unicode characters that contain letters. I am using Windows 7 but the issue also appears in Windows 8. An example is 🎻 (U+1F3BB). I can’t type it though because Firefox and ...
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Japanese characters displaying as random characters in program

I obtained a Japanese game recently(namely If My Heart Had Wings Flight Diaries), and when I run it, the Japanese characters in the text are replaced with random unicode characters, which wouldn't ...
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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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Illegal mix of collations (cp1251_general_ci,IMPLICIT) and (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT)?

I have an application that could care less about internationalization. It would be perfectly happy with 7-bit ASCII. Unfortunately MySQL insists on giving me all sorts of UTF8 goodness (I prefer to ...
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Is there a Unicode-aware LC_COLLATE sort order which respects punctuation?

As far as I can tell, setting the environment variable LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8 changes four things compared to LC_COLLATE=c, regarding how programs like ls will sort files: Unicode characters are ...
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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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Is there a (linux) terminal character picker?

I want something like gucharmap that works in a terminal and lets me search. A manpage with all the unicode character names would suffice, as would an ncurses application. I couldn't find something ...
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What does it mean when a DNS name starts with xn--?

I found the following domain in my logs: http://xn--q1a.xn--b1aube0e.xn--c1acygb.xn--p1ai/ I have never seen anything like it. Is this a valid domain? If so what is the TLD?
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Unicode, Unicode Big Endian or UTF-8? What is the difference? Which format is better?

When I try to save a text file with non-English text in Notepad, I get an option to choose between Unicode, Unicode Big Endian and UTF-8. What is the difference between these formats? Assuming I do ...
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Why do I get “ń” instead of “ñ” when typing Alt code?

I'm learning Spanish and I just type the Alt code of ñ character. It should be Alt+0241 or Alt+241, but when I type that I get a ń. I'm using a Windows 7, Hungarian version. It is really annoying. ...
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How can I disable all Chinese characters on windows?

A friend of mine is trying to get his daughter to use english more, but she has immersed herself in a bubble of chinese language content. He asked me to find a way to stop her form browsing chinese ...
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Unicode text lost when saved as ansi

When i have saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI i lost all of the info since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
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How to compose key in Linux

This topic has been addressed on quite a few web pages of this website, however I do not yet understand the full extent of the things that we might be able to do with the Compose key. A user here has ...
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How to view Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++?

How can I see Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++? If I select View - Show Symbol - Show All Characters, I still can't see these two characters. For example in ...
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Strings.exe does not see Cyrillic

Sysinternals utility Strings.exe does not see Cyrillic strings despite the fact that it works with Unicode. Does exist any utilities or libraries that really can extract all printable Unicode strings ...
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Why are some combining diacritics shifted to the right in some programs?

I've noticed that in Chrome (and also Word), certain combining diacritics display to the right of the character they apply to instead of covering it or being on top of/below it. For example on this ...
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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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What unicode characters are between hex 7E and A0?

What is the unicode between 0x7E and 0xA0? Looking on charmap it shows 7E then A0 I know 7F is a control character. But that still leaves the rest up to just before A0, so the characters of 7F-9F ...
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Even on Windows 7, can you do a “dir” and be able to see filenames that has unicode characters?

This is somewhat related to question http://superuser.com/questions/157207/on-windows-7-dir-or-tree-cant-show-unicode-characters-even-starting-cmd-with-c Even on Windows 7, I found that the only ...
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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 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 to soft code non-english subtitles for movies to be playable on Sony smart TVs

I'm looking for a way to soft code non-English subtitles (common formats .srt etc) into movies and they be playable in a Smart TV like Sony Bravia. i tried to use mkvmerge GUI (mmg) and it did it very ...
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git remove file with umlaut

I recently updated from git 1.7.7.1 to git 1.8.3, and now I experience problems with files that contain umlauts in their names. When I try to remove them, I get the error fatal: pathspec ...
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Some Unicode characters work everywhere but not on Firefox, why?

I have a problem on Firefox. As it is already said in the title, some Unicode characters are replaced by weird squares with numbers inside. The thing is that it's only the case on Firefox - not on ...
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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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How can some output of `cat` change how unicode characters are interpreted in bash?

This is a question out of sheer curiosity: I have a custom PS1 setting in bash that is just the current directory, followed by a lowercase lambda (λ), e.g. ~λ. I accidentally used cat with a binary ...
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Unicode keyboard on Mac OSX mess VIM editor badly

When I using Unicode keyboard on Mac OSX (Vietnamese in my case) while using normal mode VIM and try to type into the editor (starting with i and then some combination to produce non-ascii ...
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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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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: ...