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I’m an author and a consultant who specializes in character codes, localization, web authoring, accessibility, and typography. Author of Unicode Explained and Going Global with JavaScript and Globalize.js.


Dec
19
answered How to view Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++?
Dec
19
comment How can I add a list of spellcheck rules to Microsoft Word?
This is how you add rules manually. The question asks for a way to add a list in some faster way.
Dec
18
comment CSS - Hyperlink is not working
By the topic, this would belong to StackExchange rather than here. But it lacks a clear problem statement (“does not work” is not a problem description), and the code is probably excessive—you should try and reduce the problem to a minimal case before asking for help.
Dec
15
answered Why are some combining diacritics shifted to the right in some programs?
Dec
14
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
11
comment When creating a Document Index, all page numbers the number one (1) only
I cannot reproduce the issue. I have never used Mark All except by accident (I think it generally produces an almost useless index), but now that I tested it, it works technically the expected way. I wonder what special there is in your document that messes this up.
Dec
8
answered How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?
Dec
3
answered Using a shortcut in Word 2013 to apply subscript with Swedish layout keyboard
Nov
27
comment Cant make native special characters for some reason
The normal (214) Polish keyboard does not use Alt keys for letters like Ł. Instead, the key to the right of the L key is the Ł key. The Polish programmer’s keyboard is different, but it uses AltGr (“right Alt”, the Alt key to the right of the space bar) so that e.g. AltGr L produces ł or Ł. The Alt key (“left Alt”) is for application-specific actions. But if you have actually used the programmer’s keyboard earlier and it worked with AltGr, then my bet is that the AltGr key is broken. Try using Ctrl Alt together; it’s the same as using AltGr alone.
Nov
27
comment Cant make native special characters for some reason
This should depend on the keyboard settings only. Disabling switch between “languages” (i.e. between keyboards for different languages) does not change back the setting. You need to set the keyboard language appropriately and then select (if needed) the suitable keyboard under that language. Please check what these settings are now and tell what they are. A Czech keyboard I presume, but which one?
Nov
25
answered Regular Expression using MS Word 2013
Nov
11
answered Why does my browser display abnormally few special characters?
Nov
7
answered The space character before formula causes grammatical error in MS word 2013
Oct
30
answered How to type a minus char in Windows, or why do Alt-Codes produce different chars in different programs?
Oct
27
comment How to do a move symbol in word?
Using fontistic tricks means that when text is copied and pasted as plain text, the magic symbols turn to various letters. The same happens when the document is converted to a different format, unless the receiving program happens to have the same font available.
Oct
26
answered How to generate obelus (aka division symbol) in Windows?
Oct
5
answered <span class=“wmi-callto”>…</span> in a email
Oct
4
comment How to override text color for all websites (using userContent.css) in FireFox?
So what do you want? What is wrong with the setting specified in the question? “Messes up” is not a problem description. What do you mean by overriding text color if not the thing that the setting causes?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
22
answered Mac-style Option Key for Special Characters in Windows