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fixing mis-encoded Chinese in file names

I'm saddled with a bunch of files whose names are garbled beyond recognition. Even though I more or less know what those names originally contained, fixing them by hand would involve a lot of hassle, ...
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How to make Windows 10 input suggestions panel dark?

I use Microsoft Pinyin to input Chinese Although my system theme is set to dark, my pinyin IME is light
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Remove Chinese from Microsoft Word

Because I have Chinese language support installed on my computer, MS word decided I want to use Chinese in all of my word document and this seems to trigger weird bugs in Word, periodically. My styles ...
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Problems with certain Unicode characters

I am using word, and I needed to insert the name of the Chinese Nüshu script in Nüshu (𛆁𛈬), there wasn't a font that supported it, so I downloaded every font I could find that supported it. Noto ...
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Read chinese document in Cantonese instead of Mandarin in Microsoft Word?

Before July 2022, the Microsoft word "Read Aloud" function will read all "Chinese Hong Kong SAR" documents in Cantonese. However, after July 2022, all documents in "Chinese ...
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Can't copy chinese text from PDF

I tried to open it with google docs, and tried the site i2orc to convert the file. But in both cases the Chinese characters are missing from the output, just as when i copy/paste them from the ...
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Why is my Mac Terminal using Chinese double quotes?

I am trying to type cd ~/ in my terminal, and I got cd: no such file or directory: “/Users/xiwei”/ For some reason, it's using the Chinese Quote “” instead of the standard  "". If I type cd ...
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How can I translate douyin.com?

When I attempt to translate douyin.com from Chinese to English with the Google Translate browser extension by clicking "Translate Page", nothing happens. How do I fix this?
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Could a chinese malware extension copy my personal files that are locally on my chromebook [duplicate]

I saw a kind of extension with a chinese name (chinese letters) on my chromebook. Could this extension copy my personal file (like mp3 music I composed and photoshop files of my logos) that are ...
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On Word, how do I switch from Japanese to Chinese pinyin as the default phonetic guide text?

I have both Simplified Chinese and Japanese IME installed on Windows 10. On Word, I would like to add Pinyin as ruby text but it keeps entering Japanese phonetic text as the default reading. How do I ...
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How to completely disable the English mode in Chinese pinyin input?

In the Windows Chinese pinyin input, there are two modes - English and Chinese. These can be toggled by clicking the icon in the taskbar, or by pressing Shift (default). However, I found that if I ...
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Generic browser access to IP ICSEE

ICSEE Camera on ebay Is there anyway to access the video on this camera without having that infernal ActiveX installed on my computer? I am strictly a Linux user, so I have to fire up a windows ...
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Simplified Chinese characters are not displayed correctly in Windows command prompt

When I enter or paste a simplified Chinese character, it is displayed weirdly. It looks like a 'p' character enclosed in a rectangle. Please see the picture attached. But I copy the character and ...
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Win11: High CPU usage on CTF Loader when switching to Chinese IME

After upgrading to Windows 11 from 10, one thing I notice immediately is that whenever I switch to Chinese Input Method, more specifically Microsoft Pinyin, the CTF Loader (ctfmon.exe) process goes ...
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What is this entry in my ssh known_hosts file?

I was taking a look at my ssh known_hosts file, and it only included 2 entries. The first line was the GitHub keys, so nothing weird there. However, the second line had a bunch of Chinese text, which ...
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In Sublime Text 3, how to disable the wrapping box around pinyin when typing Chinese?

I would like to disable the white box wrapping the pinyin "kuang'kuang," but I don't know how to do it.
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Why do my Ubuntu 12 and 14 Bittorrent seeds get so many downloads from Taiwan? [closed]

I will often open my Transmission control panel and see that old Ubuntu ISO files that I never removed from seeding are being downloaded. And it is usually from somewhere in Taiwan. These are the old ...
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How to increase the character size for CPIME chinese font (Windows 10 Pro)?

Does anyone know how to increase the size of characters that show up when using the font, "Chinese (Traditional Hong Kong SAR) Cantonese Phonetic IME (CPIME)"? I'm using Windows 10 Pro. I've ...
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How do I find what font Chrome is using to display non-latin script?

I'm doing some coding that involves displaying Chinese characters as images, and observed that the font I'm using for coding (simsun) does not display a lot of the characters that my browser displays ...
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Error trying to retrieve RTSP Stream from IP Camera (invalid data found when processing input)

i'm struggling trying to get FFMPEG working with a Chinese IP CAMERA (Brand: Victure, Model: PC730). I've been able to obtain and decode RTSP stream from this camera (url like rtsp://user:passw@IP:...
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How do I set font-family of chinese characters?

Setting the font-family CSS property doesn't seem to have any effect on Chinese characters in either Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Chrome also uses a different font than Firefox and Safari. This is on OS ...
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Telegram message search issue with East Asian languages

It is a known issue that Telegram message search does not work correctly with East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or any language that does not use spaces to separate words (see here, ...
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Windows individual language shortcuts do not reliably work

Update: The problem is rather different than it seemed when this problem was first posed. The particular languages which work seem to depend on the mood of my computer with no particular rhyme or ...
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(Win7 Pro) Can't Copy Chinese Characters

Recently installed Win7 Pro & I'm trying to copy Chinese characters from a PDF to notepad. I am able to do this on 2 other laptops both running Win7 Pro. I've tried adding the keyboard, changing ...
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Windows 10 : remove keyboard layout for chinese

I have an annoying issue, quite similar to [this one] The difference here is that I have a language entry for chinese when I want to swich between keyboard layout (french, english, and this bloody ...
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Applescript - Customize text-to-speech pronunciation of Chinese characters

I would like to change the default pronunciation of certain Chinese characters and phrases using Applescript. This would be an improvisation of the suggestion given by @JRobert over here. The basic ...
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macOS Chrome: Cannot switch tabs by CMD + Shift + } when Chinese Input method is enabled

Cannot switch tabs by CMD + Shift + } or { when Chinese Input method is enabled. I remember it was OK on macOS 10.11.
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Spaces between equations and Chinese characters in Microsoft Word

I am using Microsoft Word 2007. If I insert an equation by pressing Alt+= key inside some Chinese document, there will be no space between the equation and Chinese characters. This looks too crowded(...
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BM Generator for Simplified Chinese

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this (maybe language exchange is worth a shot too?) but I figured I'd give it a go in case somebody knows. I'm using Bitmap font generator to generate a ...
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How to enter Chinese character U+6C41 with Windows input?

Character U+6C41 looks like or and spelled as zhī. But when I am entering zhi in Windows, then nothing similar appears: Can I hint Windows somehow about tone or something? UPDATE The question is ...
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How can I “reset” or “restart” the Windows 10 Simplified Chinese IME when the 英/中 stops responding?

In Windows 10's Chinese IMEs there is a clickable icon in the lower right of the screen between the touch keyboard icon and the keyboard layout icon that displays 英 when you're in English input mode ...
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Windows 10 Chinese (Traditional) language option differences?

When I try to add Traditional Chinese language to Windows 10, I have 3 choices: Hong Kong SAR Macau Taiwan What are the differences with these options? How do I choose one over the other?
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How to make emacs display both GBK and BIG5 encoding Chinese text correctly?

I am using Emacs 25.1 on x64 Windows 10, I want display Chinese plain text files encoded in BIG5 and GBK encoding as well as UTF, however I found characters in the BIG5 encoding files displayed as ...
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Wrong characters when installing 海通大智慧

I installed 海通大智慧 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (English version). However, the characters are clearly wrong (it is supposed to be in Chinese, but the characters mix up Chinese and Korean characters. ...
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How to decode this seemingly GBK-encoded string?

I have a .eml email file containing a MS-Word attachment: ------=_Part_239376_662463351.1415605722579 Content-Type: application/msword; name="=?GBK?B?1cK5scf4s8e53L7WudjT2s34wufT38fp0MXPoteo?= =?...
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Language bar missing on Windows 10

I have Windows 10 & I am the only user. It's a Surface Pro 3 if that helps. One day out of the blue, my language bar disappeared. I've tried pretty much everything short of formatting my PC. I'...
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Change Trade Manager software language

I have installed Alibaba Trade Manager software. Unfortunately it in Chinese language. How to make its interface English? This is its settings window:
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How to get CJK Unicode characters from a PDF that uses supplementary private use characters?

I have several PDF documents (such as this one) that appear to be written using standard Chinese ideograms, but when I extract the text, it turns out that it's encoded using characters from the ...
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Using Chinese Characters In Firefox On RHEL 6.5

Firefox 38.2.1 RHEL 6.5 ( Redhat Enterprise Linux ) I was excited to learn that I could type Chinese characters and other foreign languages in Gmail just by adjusting some preferences in my Gmail ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying language indicator in Windows 8+

If you are using an IME to type in Windows 8+, you might have seen this: Before Windows 8, Windows won't show this 英/中 box to indicate which language you are typing in. Instead, old ...
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Are there hotkeys to cycle left and right through the list of candidates in the Windows 7 Pinyin Chinese IME?

I'm using the standard Simplified Chinese Pinyin IME (Input Method Editor) on Windows 7.1 You type in Pinyin (standard Romanization of Chinese) and a small window shows you a selection of candidate ...
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UTF-8 File is not showing Chinese characters in Excel

I am creating a CSV file with UTF-8 encoding. It displays the Chinese characters properly if I open it using Notepad++. It displays the Chinese characters properly if I open it using Notepad. But, ...
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What is this mix of Chinese/Arabic/Korean/Japanese user owning a process listening on port 139?

While using an open port checking tool (Technicians toolbox v1.1.0) I found a strange user name listening on port 139 hiding in PID 4 with a mix of Chinese and other Unicode characters as the user ...
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Why is Robocopy frequently crashing on Windows 8 systems?

Since years we are using Robocopy to replicate files between Servers around the world. Now we have Windows 8 64 BIT Servers in China to which we have to replicate some files. But with this OS we ...
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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 ...
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Remote Desktop switches to Chinese on ctrl+space [duplicate]

I have Windows XP on my laptop and use Remote Desktop Connection to work on a computer with Windows Vista. On my laptop I use 3 languages: English, Russian, Chinese. I switch between them by Alt+Shift,...
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Chinese simplified keyboard stops working randomly

I use the ctrl+space hotkey to switch between english/chinese when writing documents. The chinese keyboard stops working randomly, however. I can see CH selected in the language bar, but typing in ...
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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 ...
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Git bash with Chinese?

I have a few folders with Chinese characters in them. I simply want to cd into them in Git bash, but this is impossible since I can't type Chinese in its terminal. Is there a plug-in of some sort that ...
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How to determine the character set used by Windows in Taiwanese?

I'm using a Windows 7 Home in Taiwanese at work, and knowing the character set that is being used would be of invaluable importance to me. How to determine the character set used by Windows in ...
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