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Unicode character is invisible on Windows but shows up on Linux

The character in question is the Braille Pattern Blank: "⠀" On machines with Windows and even on my phone, this character is rendered as invisible (as seen here). This is helpful because it ...
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If a ligature/digraph has separate collation order, should it be considered different from constituent letters?

There are many digraphs and ligatures in common use like ß, w, ffi, st, æ, dž, ch etc. Some of these are completely different from its constituents. For eg, search for u in a string containing w should ...
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How to find a character in a string using Powershell?

Using Contains to find a value using PowerShell is not working. Full Story: I have to get the PartNo, Ver, and Rev values from an SQL DB, and check if these values occur in the first line of the text ...
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password recovered in weird format

i have been trying for years to recover my old data from very old DS cards " MMC " recently i found out it is possible to get to mmcstore file that stores the password in plaints text all ...
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Shorten a text that is too long (with sed?)

I have the following example of a .csv-file "0a","1a","Short text","abc" "0b","1bx","Here is a very long text","def" &...
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Special characters don't appear correctly in saved filenames

When I save a file using Windows Explorer such as Smith & Jones - 5yr Fix - 1.98% it saves absolutely fine but when I then copy that file to an email or open it in Word/Excel/PDF etc it changes to ...
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Downloding files via SFTP on MobaXterm gets stuck when filenames are in Hebrew

When I try to download files whose names Hebrew characters, the download gets stuck and shows an error: Error EInOutError: I/O error 123 How do I fix this? I don't want to use another FTP client, I ...
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How can I assign the vetical line to my HP EliteBook keyboard?

The keyboard of my new laptop is smaller than my last, with no number pad, meaning I'm having to find alternatives to ASCII codes for some of the special characters. One I can't seem to manage is the ...
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How to fix a broken character in a System Font - Windows 10

My System Font is broken! A character - backslash " \ " is displayed as W crossed with underscore in the middle of W! Look at this picture to see this character. This is probably happening, ...
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How can i search for Unicode language in MS word

In Indesign, I can search for language like [\x{0000}-\x{007F}] and it will be select all Latin character, how can I make it in word
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MobaXterm ssh console not showing correct character in tree command

When in Linux SSH box, using MobaXterm, I enter tree command, the output is: âââ jboss âââ gc.log.0.current âââ server.log which should be: └── jboss ├── gc.log.0.current └── server.log In ...
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Cannot remove curly single quote character from file names, with batch file (Windows)

This works in a batch file to remove the letter "y" from all file names next to the batch file: setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion for /r %%A in ("*.*") do ( SET ...
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Win10 Bug causes a character to not type

One of the character letters (the lower case 't') is not working on my laptop. I thought it was the keyboard, but I tried many, good, working keyboards with this laptop, and they all fail on it, ...
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Saving a new unicode character in microsoft word

I'm wondering if it's possible to save a new unicode character (e.g. 2B95 which is the black right arrow) in the list of the microsoft word symbols. Online I found only how to type a symbol by using ...
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mysql connection from bash shell with special characters in password errors out

#!/bin/bash set -x MYSQLTEMPPWD=`grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log | awk 'NF{ print $NF }'`; MYSQLPWD=`echo "'$MYSQLTEMPPWD'"`; echo $MYSQLPWD; CONNINFO="mysql --host=...
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Is "é" and "á" non-ASCII character?

I have tryed to open steam and it came up with an error something like this: "Cannot open file with non-ASCII characters in the folder path." I have come up with a suspicion of two folders ...
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What's an easy way to type accented characters on a laptop with no NumLock/Numpad?

It seems bizarre to me that within a few years of them becoming a "thing" Windows has given us ⊞ Win+. to launch an emoji window. Yet computers have been around for 60+ years and there's ...
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How to read files name last character and and rename them by running a batch file

I have 3 files in a folder which are: XXX_a.txt XXX_b.txt XXX_c.txt The filename can be varied, only the last character of the 3 files a, b and c are not changed I need to rename the files as below: ...
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Double escape not working for special character (Windows batch file)

This works in a batch file to remove a word from all file names, for example "UnwantedWord", on the line with "SET MODIFIED_FILENAME"... setlocal enableextensions ...
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Last letter missing from Excel Menu texts

I have a bizarre bug in Excel 2013. Every time I open a menu of any kind, the last letter or character of the menu's text is missing. While the bug is not a problem in any way, I'm insanely curious ...
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I need to re-enable a key I disabled but forgot how I disabled it

Along time ago, I was broke and had to use a broken keyboard (more likely I was being a stubborn idiot, but I digress). I don't remember the details, but the keyboard was broken in such a way that I ...
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Gibberish Text in Some Part of the Software in Windows 10

Don't know which actions and / or system update causing the problem, I found some gibberish text in some parts causing failure of the software (e.g.: Weird characters in rclone caused transfer failure,...
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Excel Text Box Character Limitation

In my excel workbook, WORKSHEET1 has a text box that contains the formula =SHEET2!B25. The text in the text box cuts off at 255 characters. If I create a 2nd text box on WORKSHEET1 and just enter text,...
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Microsoft random fonts for alt characters

I often use simple alt codes (e.g. µ, °, Ω, ±, in the sub 256 range) in Microsoft products like Word, Outlook etc., and usually they work fine. But occasionally the software insists to change the font,...
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Certain capital letters do not "work"

ɪ have a strange issue. Certain capital letters do not work and produce letters which look like them but are small and do not "count" as letters in word processors. Exampleː n - ɴ, h - ʜ, i - ɪ, r - ...
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How to remove strange space symbols in Word

I got Word files from one guy, written in Russian and convert them to HTML. These files contain some strange white-space characters, for example: This looks like small zero (I changed mode to show ...
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How to type directly with keyboard the U+200C character?

How to type directly with keyboard the U+200C character in Notepad or other places... in Windows 8.1? (without depending on a certain font) I don't want to copy and paste ways. I don't want any ...
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Match first and last character(s) of any word

I searched a lot but didn't find any help. I want to use a regex for matching first (one or more) and last characters (one or more) of any word, not only find but it has to match with first and last ...
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Identifying an invisible character in plain text file

I am working with a plain text file that has invisible characters that I do not recognise. How can I identify them? In Atom, they show as blanks when I toggle to show invisible characters. They do ...
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Excel Character Encoding - Cell showing one thing, while text export includes new character

I have an interesting situation in Excel 365. I one column I have phone numbers of my contacts. By looking in a cell it looks like this: +xxx‎31417728 But when I export file as text file TAB ...
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UI shows special characters, but not explorer (Windows 10)

In short, I had W10 v1511, no problem. I did a fresh install of W10 RS5 of october. And now, special characters on desktop and explorer are not properly displayed. I see a rectangle instead. But the ...
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Is there any practical difference between direct formatting and character styles in Microsoft Word?

For example, what is the difference between using bold vs using the character style named Strong.
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Can't type danish character 'Å' in Chrome on MacOS

On my macbook I can type danish characters using the classic: option ' = æ option o = ø option a = å option shift ' = Æ option shift o = Ø option shift a = Å All six works in pages, Firefox and ...
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Looking for a way to highlight 2 characters before and 2 characters after all tracked changes

I am using a code that allows me to automatically convert all tracked changes to highlighted text. However, when the track change is a suppression, there is of course no highlight after I "Accept All ...
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Input corrupted on Windows 10 after 1083 update: ASCII chars are replaced with �

Suddenly, likely due an update, input is corrupted for ASCII chars. I am using Windows 10 (Version 1803, Build 17134.112). Usually if I write left Alt + 254 on numeric keyboard I got black square ■ ...
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Remove extra characters after file extension? (Rename)

I'm using Windows XP software that creates .TIF files and adds a string of characters at the end of the file extension, i.e. "IMG1478.TIF_078210_418590". Is there a script or other method that will ...
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Can I change a key on my keyboard to be a special character?

I am trying to find a way to map keys on my keyboard to type special characters such as mu, alpha, etc. For example, I want to assign the slash on my numpad to be μ. Does anyone know a way to do this? ...
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NOTEPAD++ , How to insert some character to special characters

How do I get: blablabla x/11/1048.1 blablabla blablabla x/11/i blablabla blablablax/11/a  blablabla x/11/b.2 blablabla blablabla blablabla to become: x/11/1048.1.full.y x/11/i.full.y x/11/...
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VLC is not showing Cyrillic characters in the Windows titlebar

VLC is not showing Cyrillic characters in the Windows titlebar. Instead, it shows some kind of code for each letter like &#1045. Any way to fix it? I'm listening to some random Russian radio and ...
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Why are extended ASCII values on my computer accurate until 188?

I want to be able to type special characters, and judging from this list, only from 0 to 188 (inclusive) do the characters I get out match whats on that site.
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Why am I seeing this kind of weird emoji-like characters in web page

I'm getting these weird emoji-like characters when I see the official website of ballerinalang.com hosting by wso2.com Can anybody please tell me why am I seeing this kind of stuff? It's really ...
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XCopy with special characters

The xcopy in my batch file is not copying the special chars correctly. The Š is turned into a è. There are other funny chars that are changed as well. This is the command in the batch file: dir "\\...
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Is BOM (Byte Order Mark) a control character?

I know that in computers there are 4 types of characters: Regular characters (numbers or typical language letters). Control characters (characters used to effect how a documented is analyzed by a ...
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After ibus-pinyin installation, I can't insert accented characters in LibreOffice

I'm using Debian 3.16.39-1 (amd64) and LibreOffice 4.3.3.2. I've recently installed ibus-pinyin. I'm using ibus Spanish keyboard layout to write, which includes accent keys that combine automatically ...
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Where to find Unicode 5 characters from specific category?

I need to list all characters from the categories ID Start and ID Continue in Unicode. Where could I do that for a specific version of Unicode (in this case, Unicode 5)? I think the site https://...
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NOTEPAD++ , How to insert some word to special characters

how to A/B/1 A/B/5 A/B/8 A/B/9 become C/D/1?XYZ C/D/5?XYZ C/D/8?XYZ C/D/9?XYZ
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Removing a file with special characters through terminal, which has been selected by another command

this is my first post, so go gently :) I'm creating an AppleScript which runs bash commands to select and delete the most recently modified file within a specified group of folders. The file name ...
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Using Excel, I want to remove certain characters from spreadhseet

I have a long list of entries on a excel data sheet like: 1235. "email address", How can I remove the in bold characters i.e. 1235. " and the ", from this. The initial numbers go from 279 - 5000.
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Alt with numpad doesn't give the right special characters

Using Windows 8.1. Input: | Expected: | Actual: -------+-----------+-------------- Alt+1 | `☺` | Windows ding Alt+2 | `☻` | Windows ding Alt+3 | `♥` | CTRL+C Alt+4 | `♦` |...
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Notepad++ Trying to add a character after ONLY the first space in each line

I have 30,000 lines of text that have randon number of spaces in them. I need to add a character to just the first SPACE in each line. Any who can suggest anything would be greatly appreciated.
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