Questions tagged [unicode]

Unicode is the standard for computer representation of plain text. It encompasses the Universal Character Set, intended to unambiguously represent all characters used in human writing systems in any language, Unicode Transformation Formats (UTFs), defining standardized formats for storing and transmitting Unicode text, and standards for processing and manipulating text.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
21 views

why does unicode have big or little endian but UTF8 not

UNICODE uses 2 bytes for one character, so it has big or little endian difference. For example, the character 哈 is 54 C8 in hex. And its UTF-8 therefore is: 11100101 10010011 10001000 UTF-8 uses 3 ...
2
votes
2answers
45 views

Looking for a Unicode character: keyboard glyph for zero-width non-joiner

I am looking for the Unicode character of a dashed line with an inverted arrow on top. The arrow is a triangle with a corner intersecting with the dashed line. This character is the keyboard symbol ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

Why does Notepad++ display some Unicode characters as `⎕` only if the mouse cursor is on that line?

I've created a simple apl file with a function for evaluating a polynomial: polyval ← {+/⍵×⌽⍺*(⍳≢⍵)-1} (note the newline at the end) When in Notepad++, if the cursor is currently at the end of the ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

MS Word behaves differently than Wordpad when typing certain Unicode characters

I have this setup: Windows 10 x64 20H2 Italian or US keyboard layout (tested both) On MS Word 2019, I wanted to type the character ḛ (Latin Small Letter E with Tilde Below). Its hex code is U+1E1B, ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How to fix Hebrew Mojibake in old files

I have a set of plain text files with a mix of hebrew and english. These files are from the late 90s to early 2000s and were apparently written in NisusWriter. When I open the text files the english ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

Why are characters missing when copying hebrew characters?

I would like to write an article with some lines of the tanakh(hebrew)(would probably try lualatex for that). I downloaded SILEOT.fft and SILEOTSR.fft (Ezra SIL & Ezra SIL SR) and right click &...
19
votes
1answer
1k views

Hyphen is not rendering in Notepad++

I'm sure this is an encoding issue, but I can't figure it out. I exported a spreadsheet from Excel as a UTF-8 CSV. This produced a CSV in the UTF-8-BOM character encoding. Opening this file in Notepad+...
2
votes
1answer
16 views

How to search in Chrome for exact Unicode characters?

I am looking for a pattern such as aṣṭi, but Google Chrome finds every asti including those without the diacritics. How do I get the Cmd+F to only find the exact matches?
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Fix umlaut characters for moneyplex on WIndows

I am using Moneyplex 20.0 Pro Build 24793 on Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.876. It has problems with umlaut characters like so: I read that this can be fixed for Linux using stuff like dpkg-reconfigure ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

How to make Firefox show Unicode characters of URL in Reader View mode?

If you want to copy Unicode characters from address bar as they are you should set this item in about:config to true: browser.urlbar.decodeURLsOnCopy. But the problem is that Firefox doesn't show ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

Unicode ☑︎ becomes 🤵🏻 emoji in Excel on macOS Catalina (10.15.7)

I am using Excel 16.46 on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and here is what I am experiencing. Using macOS's character viewer — command+control+space — I've entered the “ballot box with check” Unicode ...
-1
votes
1answer
58 views

How to convert multiple files encoded in UTF-8-BOM to ANSI?

I'm trying to convert multiple files that are encoded in UTF-8-BOM back to ANSI. I found out that with Powershell using this command: PS> get-item c:\temp\utf8\*.* | foreach-object {get-content -...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Why do almost none of my Windows desktop apps display color emoji?

Supposedly the Segoe UI Emoji font is a "color font", and I think that means that it contains color versions of Unicode emojis. And if I use the Windows Touch Keyboard to insert color emoji ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Keyboard replacing W, H, C, X, and Y with random Unicode characters. Possible causes and solutions?

I was on the FurAffinity forums today, and came across this thread in the Technology Talk section. The user making this thread is currently experiencing this issue. In text, in case you can't load the ...
0
votes
1answer
186 views

Convert UTF-8 characters to their extended ASCII code

I have a file with unicode characters and I am trying to convert specific characters such as these black characters in notepad++ to get their ASCII value. For example, in the picture I have the DCS ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Check which font Windows uses for a character

I'd like to use the trapezoid character “⏢” (U+23E2) in a MS Word document. I'd like to use the same font that Chrome and Windows 10 use to display it but every possible candidate font I try seems not ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Is there in Unicode a circled ten and eleven which look the same?

When comparing the Unicode character 'DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED NUMBER TEN' (U+277F) or 'DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED SANS-SERIF NUMBER TEN' (U+2793) with Unicode Character 'NEGATIVE CIRCLED NUMBER ELEVEN' ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Chrome/Edge still doesn't show unicode character after upgrading to Windows 10 20H2

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 20H2 (19042.746) (Language: Hungarian). Both Chrome (88.0.4324.150) and Edge (88.0.705.62) still don't show the character U+1F6C8 (Circled ...
0
votes
2answers
38 views

What are these characters?

I'm writing a program that needs to calculate the "size" of a string of characters. The customer provided a table of about a thousand characters and their sizes. The entire table is an image,...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Some unicode character not display properly

Some unicode character like Georgian currency Lari and Azerbaijani currency Manat not showing properly. I've been wondering is this issue with the operating system or with the browser? When I open ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Equivalent symbols when finding text on a page (“Find”/Ctrl+F, Chrome/Firefox)

When searching for specific text on a webpage using the "Find" / "Find in this page" function (a.k.a. Ctrl+F), Firefox and Chrome distinguish between ASCII "-", Unicode ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to convert a pdf file with embeded Chankya-font into Unicode>*.txt?

I have few PDF files (written/typed in Devanagari script) with imbedded Chanakya Font which(i.e. the PDFs) do not have any security feature enabled. I want to copy the text in PDF to a *.txt file so ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How do I make emojis unreadable (completely remove them) in windows 8.1?

Windows 8.1 emojis are quite old and look vague. They are also quite less in number. Firefox, it seems, has a separate emoji-reader inbuilt but if it exists in Windows 8.1's list of emojis it show it ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Firefox isn't showing Hindi language on web pages

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-e&q=hindi+language Firefox is unable to show the Hindi and Japanese fonts inside any web pages and possibly some other unicode characters are ...
1
vote
0answers
265 views

Why are U+1CBB and U+1CBC invisible on Windows?

If you're using Chrome on Windows, the characters "᲻" (U+1CBB) and "᲼" (U+1CBC) should appear invisible. (Firefox replaces unknown characters with their code points.) Why is that? ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How can only the Niqqud/vowels be painted in Hebrew and Syrian texts?

Hello everyone, For study and research purposes, I am interested in marking in a separate color the punctuation/vowel/niqqud/vocalization marks that are above and below the letters, both in Syriac ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Unicode compatible devnagari font

The pages on the following URL used to render correctly last time I checked. http://www.cfilt.iitb.ac.in/marathi_Corpus/aesthetics/literatureBio_and_autobio/ahe_manohar_tari/BA00B005-1112_utf.txt Now ...
1
vote
1answer
14 views

How to prevent Safari from implicitly converting character in XHR request?

I picked this character 〉 as a separator for my combo-key-field for my DynamoDb database. That character surfaces in the browser as part of a next-page-query token. (in an endless scroll list view) ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How to type characters for phonetic guide over a word in a plain text file?

This question is very similar and attempts to do the same as "How to type characters for phonetic guide over a word in Microsoft Word?" but the difference is the editor. I happened to see a ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Why are the “copyright”, “registered trademark” and “trademark” symbols considered emojis? [closed]

I've just spent days going through Hell and back figuring out how to remove all emojis from a string. It was more involved than I could ever have imagined. However, as I had got it working, I made a ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

Why are the “emoji” Unicode symbols not well-contained but sprinkled out all over Unicode? [closed]

I've spent insane amounts of time trying to block emojis. Following any existing code on the Internet or Stack Exchange is a recipe for disaster: they all leave out numerous symbols, and perhaps not ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Are the control characters any useful nowadays? [closed]

I am sorry if the control characters are actually super useful nowadays; I am not an electrician. I am studying Unicode characters. More specifically, I am learning when and how to use them. But the ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Which text file encoding should i use to be compatible between Windows and Linux?

If i want text file (in this case .srt subtitle file) or just plain text file with various characters including ěščřžýáíéůú (WINDOWS-1250) in general to be working well both on Windows and Linux, ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Iconv converts to utf-16 instead of utf-8

I have an ISO-8859 file that I need to convert to UTF-8: file * test.csv: ISO-8859 text, with very long lines, with CRLF line terminators Now I use the iconv.exe for windows like this: iconv.exe -f ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Most comfortable way to use the unicode font “Mathematical Bold Fraktur” on Windows

I would like to know if there is a way to write in "Mathematical Bold Fraktur" in my browser or better system wide (Windows 10). It also would be very nice if there is a way to use this font ...
0
votes
0answers
104 views

Kaomoji bar is broken in windows 10

If I use the emoji/kaomoji/symbol bar in windows 10, the bottom sections of the kaomoji bar are broken. Image of Broken Kamoji bar: See, the bottom of the bar is only showing squares, not ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How to enter unicode characters in Windows and render them correctly?

I'm trying to use some unicode characters in my Discord channel, I noticed that some characters do render well only when paired next to other unicode. For example U+2744 and U+1F441 do render well ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Particular unicode characters are not shown in some fixed width fonts for some editors in Windows 10

I am grateful to the user Berend for turning my attention in the right direction: originally the question blamed fonts, which turned out not to be the case. While there are lots of beautiful fonts ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Unicode ALT codes not working for escape character

I want to be able to type the unicode character (Escape character) using the windows ALT+001B method. I have created the registry key EnableHexNumpad in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Input ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

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.
0
votes
2answers
285 views

How to display special non-ASCII Unicode characters in Notepad++? (regardless if file saved and reopened)

When bookmarking a URL like: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/youcare-search/ You get this bookmark title: YouCare - The charitable search engine – Get this Extension for 🦊 Firefox Then, if ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

How to embed unicode in Linux terminal?

I haven't been able to find an answer that works for me. How can I write an em dash in a Linux terminal? Tried Ctrl Shift U 2014 but that doesn't work
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Notepad++ special Unicode characters not displaying properly

I'm using Notepad++ (v7.9) and am working with some special Unicode characters used in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) like ð (eth) or ŋ (eng). These characters are defined in Unicode. I've been ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

Issue with displaying certain Japanese characters on Google Chrome

I've been trying to figure out how to display a specific set of Japanese characters on Google Chrome, Hentaigana, which is supported in Unicode and there are fonts for, which I have found, but I've ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Does a dodecathorpe unicode character exist?

A hash/octothorpe character has two horizontal and two vertical lines. Is there a character with three and three?
0
votes
0answers
44 views

UTF-8 to UTF-16 in perl

I want to convert an UTF-8 string to an UTF-16BE string in the hex notation. As an example, the string "C'est-à-dire que ça c'est l'été." should be converted to ...
0
votes
1answer
162 views

Unicode Characters not Displaying with ZSH

I'm accessing a server running Ubuntu from my Mac using Terminal. On the server, I recently switched from Bash to ZSH and now Unicode characters are not being displayed anymore, for example the folder ...
4
votes
1answer
56 views

Regexp fails to match UTF-8 characters in Notepad++

Given the following UTF-8 text in Notepad++: 🤣 1 ☺ ☺️ 2 😊 3 Both ^[^ ]+ and ^[\S]+ match only the second line. The same expressions matches all 3 lines in Visual Studio 2019. What am I missing?

1
2 3 4 5
13