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What is the name of this character that looks like an upside down arrowhead?

It came to my attention that the term "caret" refers specifically to the inversely-oriented variant of this symbol, i.e., upward pointing. Oddly enough, searching caret didn't readily reveal ...
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Correct way to encode mixed width text in Unicode?

From what I read, the fullwidth glyphs in Unicode are provided solely for backward compatibility and lossless roundtrip with legacy standards such as Shift-JIS. The rationale seems to be that Unicode ...
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paragraph symbol in word changed to a rectangle shape

in part of my document (specially in right to left language writing), the paragraph symbol has been changed to a rectangle shape. Considering that I am used to keeping the paragraph mark on while ...
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How to show "symbols" for bash script in VScode?

In the following screenshot we can see that the outline tab for a bash script is empty, as it does not shows any symbols. Do I need to enable any extension for this? Any suggestions?
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What are these text-box-like formatting entries in my word template?

I'm looking to get an understanding of what these text box like formatted items are in my microsoft word template / document. I have googled extensively to try to find the answer, I was able to find a ...
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How to type © in Sublime Text?

This should be straight forward: To type the copyright symbol © in Notepad (on a Windows PC) you press down ALT and then (with alt still pressed down) punch 0, 1, 6, 9 on the keypad. In Sublime text 3 ...
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Is there a way in Windows 10 to convert a hex code to its symbol regardless of the program?

I've read many pages that point out that many office applications allow for this by typing the code followed by ALT + X, but frequently, I want to insert a symbol when I'm not in one of those ...
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Alt symbols don't always work

Pressing Alt + 254 should produce ■ symbol. And it usually does. But in some applications it produces þ. Why is that and how can I always make the ■ without copying it around? Shouldn't Alt symbols be ...
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"-" symbol into rsyslog.conf file

I see into my "rsyslog.conf" a "-" symbol before the path, what is it? Example: mail.info -/var/log/mail.info mail.err /var/log/mail/err Thank's
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How to get box with rightward arrow symbol in MS word?

I tried searching all the symbols in character map and in Microsoft word's symbol section for the following symbol but couldn't find it. Box with rightward arrow: People usually use this for ...
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How Can I Type A Checkmark (✓) Via Alt Code?

Presently, every time I want to check something off I have to Google "checkmark", copy the symbol from a 3rd party website, paste it into a text editor to remove formatting, and then copy ...
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Typing alt codes on keyboard without numeric pad

I bought this keyboard without a numeric pad but as I found out I'm not able to use alt codes with it to type symbols such as Alt+30 makes ▲ or ■ and so on Is there a trick how to type alt codes on a ...
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How to write < or > on an ANSI keyboard with Estonian EST ET language?

I recently bought Asus Rog with a US ANSI keyboard. It doesn't have a < > button between the Z and shift buttons. How can I write < or > on this keyboard using an Estonian EST ET keyboard ...
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Alternative symbol for dot/period/full stop that will work at the end of a folder name?

I'm looking for an alternative period sign that will work at the end of a folder name. It's not super important, but in my music organizing there is an album title that is stylized with a period at ...
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2 different keys type the same letter

Recently I got a new keyboard with ISO layout and Spanish distribution. The problem is that one key does the same function as another different key as seen on the image, those 2 keys should type ...
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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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Strange symbol on my desktop

This strange symbol appeared on my desktop today. It includes a button saying "OK" which only appears if you go over it with the mouse. I can't remove the symbol but everything else works ...
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Inserting © (copyright symbol) using Microsoft Word

How to insert a © (copyright symbol) using Microsoft Word 2016 (or any other version)?
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How to insert a “¾” into a Word doc?

How do I insert a Unicode ¾ into a Word doc, either using symbols or unicode? I have tried going to “Insert > Symbols > Math Operators” and looking on the net for the unicode for ¾.
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How can I see all ANSI symbols in Notepad++?

I need see all ANSI symbols in Notepad++ to create formulas, expressions and equations math in Notepad++.
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Regular expression ignoring 9 occurrences of a special character '|'

Need regular expression to parse a log line, I have to select data after 10th occurrences of pipe symbol | Sample log line; Info device Allow:FWD|TCP|data1|data2|data3|data4|data5|data6|data7|...
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What are these unknown symbols that show up in my HTML when using Notepad?

These characters can be found by me in Notepad when writing HTML. It absolutely causing problems for me. I can’t even delete it! So does anyone knows this symbol is or why it appears? I’ve tried to ...
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How to find all hidden symbols on a keyboard?

OK I constantly see articles on how to type special characters using the character map or the codes or whatever ways. But often there is a way to type a symbol, but you just don't know under which key ...
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How can I perform a search for a form feed character in Excel?

I'm sorting out a document for someone that downloaded huge land ownership files for counties in a city. It was initially in CSV format. I realized that certain files had an unidentified character ...
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On any websites search bar, is there a way to make it recognize special symbols such as the # sign?

I'm looking up flashcards on a website and predictably it ignores the # sign in C#, so my results are all over the place. Is there any kind of escape character voodoo that works with search engines ...
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How to type the Euro Symbol € on US English keyboard in Windows 10 without a numpad or "AltGr" key?

There are already many questions about typing the € symbol on keyboards where it is not one of the keycaps. Unless I have missed one of them, the answers fall into several categories: Alt+E, which ...
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Change names in symbols into letter names

I'm working with population data in Vietnam. I've downloaded a series of cities and their corresponding population densities on the NASA SEDAC website. The issue is when I open the document, all the ...
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"Go to symbol in file" not working for PHP

For some reason, the "Go to symbol in file..." dialog for PHP only has an empty list. That dialog works fine for other languages, like JavaScript or TypeScript, but not PHP. I've set the PHP ...
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Why are my Alt codes different from what is generally reported online?

I was attempting to type the symbol for DC (direct current), I still haven't found it but in the process I noticed that the codes found online generate something completely different on my computer. I ...
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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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Mojibake in the linux console

There was no problem for five years. But when reinstalling Fedora from scratch, she reappeared again. So, in the console (not the terminal) (Ctrl-Alt-F3, for example), Linux was displayed small ...
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Microsoft Word "DOT" not showing up after the table

The "dot" as highlighted below in the screenshot does not show up in my another Word document. It only appears in inside the table and not at the right edge of the table. See the difference of the ...
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How to make Kaomoji and Symbols tabs appear on Windows 10 emoji dialog?

MS has added the Japanese Kaomoji and Japanese Compatibility Symbols in Windows 10 insider build 17661 I'm using build 17746 and I have Japanese keyboard on my PC, but I can't see those things appear....
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HTML symbol: Search for quotation marks from a page in Chrome

Some of my pages have different languages. When I try to search the open double quotation marks exactly “ (U+201C), Chrome returns also ” (U+201D) and " (U+0022). What I do is to press Ctrl + F and ...
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What does `LESS=+/EXAMPLE\:` mean?

In man parallel_tutorial (for GNU parallel) I’ve found the following black magic: LESS=+/EXAMPLE\: man parallel Searching around in the man pages for man, less, and bash, it appears this may have ...
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matlab symbolic equality wrong

Why does matlab return a zero instead of a 1 for this command isequal(3*sin(x1)*M+3*sin(x1)*m,3*sin(x1)*(M+m)) similarly it returns a zero if I do isequal(3*sin(x1)*M+3*sin(x1)*m,simplify(3*sin(x1)...
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Process Explorer hangs after symbols have been configured

I have configured symbols in Process Explorer. I am aware that this has an impact on the performance of Process Explorer, especially in the beginning when symbols have not been downloaded from ...
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Cmd.exe - what do these symbols mean in ftype command?

Just trying to understand something here.. In playing around with file extensions, type assoc .bat and get .bat=batfile, then ftype batfile and get "%1" %*. The same happens with ".exe". Whereas when ...
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Unknown i/o port symbol on 15-pin D connector

I've never seen this symbol before, and can't seem to find it on the web. The symbol appears to be an exclamation mark partly intersecting a horizontal (h axis longer than v axis) lozenge. I say "...
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Trying to conditional format a spreadsheet containing values with less-than symbol

I am having a real tough time here writing a conditional formatting formula for my spreadsheet. I have a table of concentrations from a lab analysis, and various results have come back as below a ...
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Is there a double caret sign?

Basically, is there a rotated right/left version of 《 》, such that the symbol would be pointing upward and not sideways. It's for a visualization project and I tried the "^" sign but it's too narrow ...
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rsync, symbols not resolved but libraries found

In an embedded system I can't run rsync: $ rsync /usr/bin/rsync: symbol 'poptHelpOptions': can't resolve symbol /usr/bin/rsync: symbol '_poptBitsN': can't resolve symbol /usr/bin/rsync: symbol '...
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Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013?

Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013? When I have to insert a symbol, I click Symbol and then locate the desired symbol in the table. However, this takes me a lot of ...
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What does this nonprinting symbol mean in Microsoft Word?

I have a document from another editor that includes a non-printing character (it goes away when paragraph icon in ribbon is toggled) that I do not recognize: I don't know how to search for an image, ...
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Something has seriously gone wrong with my windows 8.1 PC [duplicate]

I just switched on my computer, running Windows 8.1 and all of these weird symbols have replaced the names of my items on the desktop and apps!! Can someone help me on this? I'm really scared right ...
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How to type mathematical symbols in gmail?

How can we type mathematical symbols like square-root, omega, integration, differentiation etc in gmail
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What is this symbol `¬` and how to remove it from an MS Word 2013 file?

I used a OCR program to convert some scanned pages to an ms word file. After the conversion is possible to found the symbol ¬ in the middle of many words. I tried to search and replace it but word is ...
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How to align a column of cells by a symbol

I'm trying to replicate a table format from a paper, They have centre aligned the following cells by the ± symbol. I have searched online and only found aligning by decimal. Example input (1 column, ...
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Weird  symbol after every word in database

I can't figure out what this  symbol is. I have a webpage with some textboxes that allow users to submit info to a database. A few of the users are copying and pasting sentences from Microsoft Word. ...
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Are different non-alphanumeric symbols—when used at the beginning of a filename—treated differently when sorting alphabetically?

I’ve long used the trick of adding a dot to the beginning of a folder name so that it always appears at the top of a list of folders when they are sorted alphabetically. But is there an “alphabetical”...
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