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How to display text in UTF8 from mysql /phpmyadmin?

I have a database with multiple tables.The datatabase and table and every row of table is set to 'utf8_romanian_ci' . Every name which I import that contain diacritics will not be displayed corectly. ...
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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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Cannot type non-ASCII character in console using UTF-8 (65001) codepage?

First, I type > chcp 950 to change console codepage 437 into codepage 950 I can type both non-ASCII character (TradChinese character) and ASCII. But, if I type > chcp 65001 I can only ...
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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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Font display issue, can't view chinese chars except in just a few places

I have a line of c# code that inserts chinese chars into a DB table using N notation, the string I'm inserting shows up fine in in the VS .CS file. But when I debug and I look at the string var for ...
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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 ...
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Program to check/look up UTF-8/Unicode characters in string on command line?

I've just realized I have a file on my system; it lists normally: $ ls -la TΕSТER.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 8 2013-04-11 18:07 TΕSТER.txt $ cat TΕSТER.txt testing ... yet, it crashes a piece of ...
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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 ...
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Mime format message

How to read mime encoded files? We have converted .msg file to .mhtml for better reading without MS Outlook. But we cannot read encoded text in bounced mails. message is as Content-Type: text/html; ...
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Changing the format of cells

I have an Excel worksheet where one of the cells has the string "\xab\xcd\xef" etc. It seems as if Excel is taking this as the ASCII string "\xab\xcd\xef". How do I make Excel treat it as a binary ...
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Is there a way to force all file transactions with a filesystem to be UTF8 or UTF16 compliant?

What I want is to specify that for a directory, every file creation/modification within said directory will be checked by the kernel and if the filename has unsupported characters the offending ...
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Convert ANSI text file(s) to UTF8 on Windows command line

I would like to convert (an) ANSI-encoded text file(s) (Win 1252) to UTF8 without BOM, ideally via a command-line call. My use-case: I export .tex files from Stata which I want to compile with ...
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Changing the default ANSI to UTF-8 in Notepad

I got an e-book reader a few months ago, and I finally figured out why it doesn't display .txt files correctly. It doesn't like ANSI. It has no problem with the other 3 types of coding notepad ...
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7za.exe 9.20 cannot create archive with non english letters filename (utf-8)

I'm struggling to have 7za.exe create an archive including non latin characters. The encoding is utf-8, characters are cyrillic. I have a folder with the 4 files: 7za.exe privet.txt Кириллица.txt ...
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Excel csv encoding default

Ok here's the deal I exported a csv in UTF-16 format via PHP and open it in excel...All the encoding works perfectly. My question is, suppose I edit this csv and then just hit save in excel and ...
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utf-8 characters in emacs (only in term/ansi-term/multi-term) do not appear

I cannot for the life of me get utf-8 characters to appear correctly in emacs term mode on osx. They either appear as empty spaces or "<00e3><0081><00af>". I can view them in text buffers ...
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Fix encoding of German umlauts in directories and filenames (ü = u╠ê and so on)

I have many zip-files where there are encoding errors for the German umlauts (äüöÄÜÖß). They show up in both the filename.zip as well as in the included directories and files like this: Fünf = ...
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tmux: trying to bind utf8 key

I'm using tmux 1.6 with konsole on Fedora 17 i686. I have an azerty keyboard (with accentued chars), and I want ton bind 'ù' key. I made the following ~/.tmux.conf: setw -g utf8 on bind-key ù ...
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UTF-8 locale portability (and ssh)

I spend a lot of my time sshed into various machines, all of which are different (some are embedded, some run Linux, some run BSD, &c.). On my own local machines, however, i use OS X, which of ...
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FFmpeg encoding for meta data wrong – need it in UTF8

When I run this command ffmpeg.exe -i test.mp3 -metadata title="The Title You Want" -metadata artist="ÄÄÄßß!`n Artist Name" -metadata album="Name Fö#'ddp+!of the Album" -c:a copy -id3v2_version 3 ...
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file-name encoding problems

I googled over this topic but couldn't find what I was looking for... the following "happend" to me: I had my files stored on a NTFS-USB Harddisk, because of space problems I moved them to an ext3 ...
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Unadvisable to use UTF-8 for mails?

Thunderbird (in German) uses the charset ISO-8859-15 (or -1, can't check right now) by default for outgoing and incoming mails. (If you want to change the default, see Change Thunderbird default ...
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How to use Putty in Japanese?

I am trying to use Putty to connect to a Linux server that has a file system that contains unicode characters (specifically Japanese) My goal is to make it work the way it worked on Mac OS X Terminal ...
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WinMerge & Encoding

I have a problem with WinMerge (or more specific: WinMergeU). I have several php files that have the same content up to the chosen encoding. How can I tell WinMerge to ignore the encoding? If this is ...
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What locale does VIM use for sorting and regular expressions?

Suppose I have a file with the following content: c C b B a A When I do :%sort, I get the following result: A B C a b c When I do :%!sort (note the '!'), I get a A b B c C I get the same ...
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ANSI file with charSet with latin character

I´m with a doubt about encoding/charset. I make a test. Typing the string "TEST Á" without the quotes in Notepad++ with encode in ANSI. "The ANSI charsets are all the same for ASCII characters such ...
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Is there any way to import utf-8 characters into Outlook contacts?

So, I've tried csv and tab delimited txt formats. I've tried to import vcf files, and no luck. Whatever I do, non latin1 characters are misinterpreted in Outlook. I'm writing a PHP script that can ...
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How to add CP-1252 to CentOS

We are processing files that our clients generated on their local Windows machines which use the CP-1252 character set. Occasionally, while processing one of these files in our backend (running on ...
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I'm exporting contacts from Outlook 2007 to CSV file and getting question marks instead of characters

I need to create a CSV file that includes my Outlook 2007 contacts. The contacts include English and Hebrew (UTF-8) characters as well. When I export the contacts into a CSV file (Windows - with ...
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How can I input utf-8 symbols in telnet client on OS X?

I am using OSX 10.6.8 and telnet via terminal. I can input russian (utf8) symbols in terminal, but when i use telnet, i can see russian symbols, but cannot input them (instead of "тест" i get ...
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Unix tool to output first n characters in an UTF-8 encoded file

I want to print the first 1000 characters in an UTF-8 encoded file. I know that the head tool can print the first n bytes of a file, but it may cut a character in the middle so that I get garbled ...
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Set up Putty and Server to only use UTF-8

I am trying to only use UTF-8 for anything (Client on Win7 64 bit, servers Debian 64bit, su rights for everything). On Stackoverflow I can find many solutions to fix vim for UTF-8 handling. I also ...
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What's wrong with `(add-to-list 'process-coding-system-alist '(“zsh” . utf-8))`?

In Emacs, I routinely use an inferior shell, invoked with M-x shell. I often need to specifically set its coding system, which I do with C-x RET p followed by utf-8 (twice). I want to do this once ...