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Unicode in tty?

I have to view a log file on Debian server which is written in Persian by a third party software. Is this possible to have UTF-8 + Unicode support in tty? I'm looking for solutions based on emacs or ...
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Force UTF-8 on every document opened in Notepad++

I want every document that I create or open in Notepad++ to always (no matter what) be encoded in UTF-8. It seems, that either I'm missing something or this is not possible. In Settings > ...
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Accented character issue

I have a bunch of websites encoded in UTF-8. They contain accents and those weird n's with the squiggles over them and all kinds of fun stuff. When I try and open them in any text editor, even ...
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Can't set locale to en_US.UTF-8, but locale -a says it's available. No root

I'm trying to use powerline symbols in gvim. Part of that requires that I set my locale to UTF-8. export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 Afterwards I see the following errors. For gvim: bash-4.1$ /usr/bin/gvim ...
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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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how do you make emacs-w32 display utf-8 characters?

I have used emacs as my primary editor for a while. Since I now have a windows dependency at work I tried installing emacs-w32. I am having problems making it display utf-8 characters correctly. The ...
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ls cannot display utf8 encoded file name correctly when ssh-ing to an OS X machine

The problem I'm trying to resolve here is that, in the terminal of an ssh session to an OS X machine, the output of the ls command cannot display utf8 encoded Chinese characters in file names ...
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File names garbled in rar archive, possibly double utf8 encoded? Can't figure out how to reverse

I'm trying to restore the uploads folder of a wordpress installation. The folder went through some combination of ftp or sftp transfer and got compressed by rar. (I don't know the exact process, it ...
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MS Excel: save spreadsheet to tab-separated with UNIX end of lines and UTF-8?

I have a tab-separated text file with a table that has UNIX end-of-line characters (i.e. \n) and UTF-8 encoding. I can open it in MS Excel 2010 without major problems using Data → Import and selecting ...
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Compatibility between Mac and PC Microsoft Office database

In my new job, we used a mailing service (tralix), and I have to upload a database, my boss had taught me hers way, (I'm working on Mac): I have to go to PC and open excel (she gave me the DB), and ...
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How do I change the file encoding in Sublime Text 2?

Using all those techniques like: { "Default_encoding": "UTF-8", "font_size": 9, "ignored_packages": [ "Vintage" ] } and even when I save with UTF-8 encoding, always ...
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how to mass convert .xml files in a directory to UTF-8 while retaining the same filename

I have many .xml files that are encoded in ISO-8859-1, and I want them all in UTF-8. I figured out the code to convert them individually which is : iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 filename.xml > ...
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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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utf-8 characters comes automatically

With great respect to all I am asking this question.Kindly help to solve for which I will remain most grateful and thankful. Few days ago I set Oriya language from the control panel to view webpages ...
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How to customize default CSV format in LibreOffice?

Every time I export my data to CSV (and I do it often) I have tick the "Edit filter settings" checkbox, choose UTF-8 for the encoding, and semicolon for the fields separator manually. I do this ...
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Enforce UTF-8 charset for outgoing attachments in Thunderbird

There are a few questions here about setting the charsets of outgoing messages in Thunderbird (1, 2), and some on setting content transfer encoding for attachments (3), but I haven't seen anything ...
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Hyphen converted to 'unknown character' when pasted to programs such as Putty, Notepad is OK

When a UTF-8-encoded hyphen (U+2010) is copied from a browser (I tried Firefox and IE) and then pasted to programs such as Putty and Vim (the Windows variants), all hyphens are showed as 'unknown ...
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Why does VIM show the Unicode code point and not the UTF-8 code value?

Consider this supposed line of code that I found in a PHP blog, note the quotes: throw new Exception(“That's not a server name!”); Those quotes are RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK (Unicode code point: ...
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Input accents in iTerm with international keyboard

I have an international keyboard where accents are inserted doing ALT+` e ==> è ALT+e e ==> é In Terminal.app this works correctly, in iTerm2 it doesn't. I get a bell sound when I ...
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Why do some Unicode characters appear as boxes?

Some Unicode characters cannot be shown in my browser. I generated valid Unicode (utf8) characters but many of them are unable to be displayed. If they don't have representation, then why are they ...
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How can I set the terminal encoding when running a crontab job?

I have a crontab job which executes a Ruby script on Arch Linux. It works basically, but when I call "googlecl" to post to my blog, it always shows a "safeDecodeError" exception (eg.: ...
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pscp and UTF-8 characters

I'm having trouble copying files with UTF-8 characters using pscp on Windows. I'm using command line for that and following command: chcp 65001 pscp -scp -p -pw {pass} -batch ...
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Convert pdf contains utf-8 to word or text files?

I have a pdf file that contain arabic text I need to convert this pdf to word for editing but when it converted the characters displayed in unreadable format any suggestion that can help me will be ...
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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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How to go to the n'th character, not byte, of a file?

In vim one can get to the 5th byte of the file with the following command: :goto 5 However, in a UTF-8 text this could be the 5th, 4th, or even 2nd character in the file. How to go to the 5th ...
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ANSI to UTF-8 in Notepad++

I have a text encoded in ANSI: When I tried to convert it into UTF-8 (using the Notepad++ menu Encoding > UTF-8), I get some weird characters: I thought that UTF-8 was a superset of ANSI and ...
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Adding/displaying special characters in Vim

I currently work on a project where I need to write the Unicode characters ɛ and ħ, which I just added to my keyboard. It works great almost everywhere, even in the command prompt, except for Vim ...
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Create folder with special characters in truecrypt on fedora 20

I have a problem to create folders and files containing special characters (eg é, è , ù , ç .... ) Volume: Volume Type : Normal Size: 10M Encryption : AES Hash : RIPEMD -160 File System : FAT I ride ...
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How can I display utf8 in powershell?

So this really has me knocking my head against the wall. I have some XML: <trans-unit id="4" translate="yes" xml:space="preserve"> <source xml:lang="en-US">Customize Forecast ...
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How to display text in UTF8 from mysql /phpmyadmin?

I have a database with multiple tables. The database and table and every row of table is set to utf8_romanian_ci. Every name which I import that contains diacritics will not be displayed correctly. ...
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English numbers in non-English subtitle

I wrote my subtitle in a word document & saved it as a txt file with UTF-8 encoding. Then I changed its format from txt to srt manually. my subtitle language is Persian. I put it in the same ...
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How to unzip the Portuguese file

I have a zip file containing data in Portuguese. When I try to unzip the file $ unzip abc.zip It creates a file "abc.csv" but when I try to look into data, I get "?" instead of characters like ...
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How to find special characters in Linux Vim

I want to find special characters in a text file. It is known that the UTF-8 encoded file contains Chinese characters , "-", "^A"(control-A, which is one of special characters), numbers, ...
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how to get encode type of text file using vba

I would like to check encode type of text file is UTF-8 without bom or SHIFT-JIS. Because I change to SHIFT-JIS if encode type is UTF-8 without bom. So I want to get encode type of text file. What is ...
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How to convert UTF-8 to SHIFT-JIS using vba

I am developing an application that reads from a text file and writes to a CSV file. Since characters in the text file are UTF-8, the CSV file also contain the same characters. Because of UTF-8, ...
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Batch convert to UTF-8 a directory having both UTF-8 and CP-1251 files

I have a directory containing files, some of them are UTF-8, some are CP-1251. I want to convert the ones that are CP-1251 to be UTF-8, but without corrupting the UTF-8 files. I tried using iconv -f ...
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Wide characters cause visual artifacts on weechat

I have some wide characters (◀▬▬ / ▬▬▶) set up as the join/part indicators in weechat. However, they tend to bleed over when I switch windows. How do I prevent this from happening? Above is how ...
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How do I get MinTTY working with UTF8

I am using msys mintty on vista. My font is Deja Vu Sans Mono, which has excellent unicode coverage. The simplest test is to just cat this file: ...
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Files saved in utf-8 shown broken in browsers

Now every time I save a file with utf-8 (default, like I did it the last 8 years) my browsers (Chrome, Firefox) can't read it properly any longer. If I use encoding utf-16 it works fine, but I don't ...
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Convert .txt. file from windows-1251 to utf-8

I'm trying to read the cyrillic text that is stored in .txt format. Once I open it with OpenOffice, it is OK. Once I open it with Notepad++, it shows unreadable symbols. Setting Windows-1251 prior ...
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Can't install gems with Ruby: “invalid byte sequence in UTF-8”

I'm using Mountain Lion. I've installed Ruby first with RVM, then with rbenv. I can assure it's running the latest one with which ruby, it correctly points to the one installed with rbenv. gem won't ...
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Is there a Linux command to file out if a file is UTF-8?

The Joomla .ini files require to be saved as UTF-8. After editing I'm not sure if the files are UTF-8 or not. Is there a linux command like 'file' or a few commands that would tell if a file is indeed ...
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How to automatically detect text file charset and convert it to UTF-8

Is there any way to auto-detect character encoding of a text file and convert it to UTF-8? I'm using Windows 7.
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Converting iTunes m3u file to be readable by mpd (special characters and encoding issue)

I have generated a iTunes m3u file because it is easier to create specific playlist (with intelligent playlists). It needed a little conversion to replace ^M characters to newline, but now I have ...
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How can I use a password with special characters in desktop programs?

At the moment I am concerned about the security of my Facebook account. I have taken advantage of Facebook's ability to accept very long passwords with special characters, and created a password that ...
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UTF-8 pages appear as garbage

On many occasions, when my browser (either Explorer or Chrome) on my Windows 7 Pro machine hit a UTF-8 page, what I get is garbage that looks like this one: ...
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ssh backspace deletes one character instead of two (utf-8 symbols)

Im accessing a remote computer using ssh and running a bash command to input symbols using standard input stream: read test;echo $test It's ok to input english letters and use backspace to ...
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Change default text encoding in EditPad

How can I set UTF-8 as default characters encoding for new files in EditPad?
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How can I get zsh to display international characters properly?

I just started using zsh, and love it. However, I've stumbled upon an annoyance when it comes to international characters: ➜ ~ touch åäö.txt ➜ ~ ls ...
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How does excel manage to correctly decode this file contents?

I start with an excel file with the contents in each row: TEST çığ öğö çüş Then I export this file as a CSV file and save it as ANSI format (which from what I have read is same as US-ASCII). When I ...