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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
3answers
405 views

Unicode text lost when saved as ANSI

When I saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI, I lost all of the information since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Google Chrome Unicode issue

Hi I'm having problem with google chrome browser when i read sinhala unicode fonts. just week ago suddenly chrome failed to render sinhala font. but for context it showing i'll post example
5
votes
3answers
89 views

Why are there separate fixed-width characters for 0-9 in Japanese, compared to the typical 0-9?

Japanese (日本語) -0123456789 Typical ASCII for everywhere else - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Why was there a need to create a separate character set for the same numerals?
3
votes
1answer
41 views

How to fix my locale to display Unicode correctly in irssi?

I've just arrived in my new lab and japan and the server I can use has only Japanese locales. A call to locale -a returns C POSIX ja_JP ja_JP.eucjp ja_JP.ujis ja_JP.utf8 japanese japanese.euc So I ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Typing Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards

It seems that the Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards character doesn't exist. The Arrow Pointing Rightwards Then Curving Upwards already exists. I've searched for how to write that ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Why does “U0001f60e” come up in various online text?

I’ve seen this a worrying number of times as of late, people will write a comment and it'll end in U0001f60e or I’ll just be reading an article and U0001f60e appears in it at seemingly random points. ...
25
votes
4answers
37k views

How to type special characters in Linux?

In windows there is possibility to type from keyboard special signs by holding alt key and typing a few numbers, that depends on with sign you want to use. Does it work with linux in the same way?
30
votes
2answers
106k views

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.
16
votes
5answers
58k views

How can I edit Unicode text in Notepad++?

Sometimes I edit English text that includes Unicode characters. For some reason, on my PC, Notepad++ converts Unicode characters to ???'s thereby corrupting the text and losing all that data. I'm ...
4
votes
2answers
424 views

Any character to convet ◕‿◕ to a sad face [closed]

Using AutoHotKey when I type :) it will converted to ◕‿◕ (I found it here). Now I want also convert :( to a similar one but I could not found a Unicode character for its lips. Do you know any one?
7
votes
2answers
17k views

Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up the ...
4
votes
6answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

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?
3
votes
1answer
63 views

Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Gvim: Disable alt-letter behaviour inserting accented/unicode chatacters?

I was using alt-j, alt-l, alt-i and alt-k to go to the beginning/end/top/bottom of the current line. Over the years I noticed there's so much stress on the alt key, so now I decided to go try other ...
1
vote
0answers
109 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Windows Server 2003 UTF-8

I have an application that works with data received from TCP/IP. Data encoded UTF-8. It's okay if the data come in English. But errors occur when the data with Russian characters. How to set up the ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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
0
votes
2answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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' ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
52 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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? ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
232 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
43 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
233 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

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:
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
125 views

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?
12
votes
6answers
14k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
71 views

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. ...