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.

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Change OutputEncoding and code page

I was having some trouble getting Unicode output with PowerShell, which I partially solved using this: [Console]::OutputEncoding = [Text.Encoding]::UTF8 However I noticed that this setting has an ...
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Word 2016 breaks words with superscript symbols from the “phonetic extensions” unicode block

I'm using superscript letters from the "phonetic extensions" unicode block (U+1d2c through U+1d61) in scholarly transliteration in a Word 2016 document. Unfortunately, Word keeps treating these ...
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Unicode identifiers and operator characters

There are so called operators in programming languages (PLs), for example, “=”, “+”, “<<”, and many others. Their distinctive feature is that they consist of punctuation, mathematical symbols, ...
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How can I draw nice boxes with rounded corners using unicode characters?

I tried using the box drawing characters from Wikipedia, but I couldn't find vertical lines which fit the rounded corner (as you can see below, they are either off, or not connected), and the ...
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MS Word 2019 not displaying Hindi Text in Thumbnail

I have a word 2019 with Hindi(Unicode), Urdu(Unicode), Arabic, English text in it; when I save I also check the 'save thumbnail' option but in the thumbnail all three languages show the text except ...
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How to write Unicode character in Microsoft Word using character's code? [duplicate]

I am trying to write a Unicode character in Microsoft Word by using its hex code; e.g., WHITE SQUARE (◻) code 25A1?  How do I do it?
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Modify the locale collation order in Windows 10

The collation order is what determines the order strings are sorted in for a given locale. It comes in two layers, the root order which determines that all variants of A is treated as a (Á À Ä Ã ...), ...
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How do I display the latest unicode emojis in chrome for windows?

unicode 13 and country flags are not supported by chrome. zero width joiners are partially supported test characters 🥲 Smiling Face with Tear 🥸 Disguised Face 🤌 Pinched Fingers 🫀 Anatomical ...
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'echo' does not print unicode on startup

I'm running a quite fresh installation of Arch and the startup is set up like this (simplified): .zprofile-> exec startx # only startx is called here .xinit -> exec bspwm # xinit is the default from /...
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Can anyone explain this encoding-related behaviour?

Encoding is not my strong point, despite having read quite a bit. There's a file I want to edit, its extension is .tdl, but that doesn't mean anything in particular. It is an XML file. The first ...
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Outlook and AutoHotkey, how to output Unicode symbols without switching the font?

I have a keyboard binding to output an Unicode RIGHTWARDS ARROW (code 2192) when typing ->: ::->::{U+2192} It works great everywhere (Notepad(++), vscode, ...) except in Outlook (new mail ...
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Variable-width non-breaking space in Word 2016 (including a possible solution)

I'm using Word 2016 to write articles that must keep certain words on the same line. Therefore, I work with a lot of non-breaking spaces. The articles eventually go to print (or PDF), meaning there ...
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Why macOS converts NFC normalized names into NFD ones and how to stop it?

I'm running macOS Mojave with APFS, and whenever copy a file with NFC normalized name, the copy has and NFD normalized one. I also found this bit: "Apple’s new file system, APFS, already running on ...
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How to decode an (unknown) Unicode character to its assigned name (description) on the command line? [duplicate]

Given an unknown Unicode character, how can I tell the (ASCII) name of that character using Linux cmdline tools only ? I'm looking for a more elegant way than fetching the Wikipedia page on the ...
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How to render text-mode emoji in a linux terminal

I would like to display specific unicode symbols in the Linux terminal rendered in monochrome like normal text, but many of the symbols I want are rendered as colour emoji (because I have noto-fonts-...
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Is there a difference between a letter and a letter with combining marks?

I found the International English layout on XKB hard to use, so I wrote my own with all the French accents as combining diacritic marks on AltGr. So is there a difference between combined letters, ...
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Entering Unicode character using Alt-Numpad in decimal

On a PC keyboard (Windows), is there a method, without having to install additional software, to enter any Unicode character using its code point in decimal? Alt + nnnn does it in hexadecimal, but I ...
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Prevent “invalid byte sequence” errors while using psql within iTerm on Mac OS X Catalina

I've been working on a MacBook Pro for a few months now, and it's been going fine except for one thing that's driving me nuts: sometimes when I type commands into psql, I get 'invalid byte sequence ...
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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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Adding keyboard for ancient MODI script ( UNICODE)

In Unicode 12.0 a new script called MODI script (an ancient script) was added. But on my computer, I am not able to add that script under keyboard setting. How can I do this?
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How to force Windows Emoji Keyboard to search by emoji character name?

I have multiple languages installed. Emoji search in Windows Emoji Keyboard is based on current input language. How to disable or extend to this behavior in order to search by emoji character name ...
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UTF-8 not working in excel

UTF-8 file encoding is not working when data is exported in Excel. For Trademark, when I used CP1252 its displayed properly but not with UTF-8 but even trademark symbol is present in UTF-8.Kindly help....
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Notepad++ save as UTF-16 file without byte order mark

Is there any way to save a file in Notepad++ using the UTF-16 encoding (little endian), but without adding the byte order mark? For example, if a text file is saved in notepad++ using the little ...
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Unable to view Unicode on CMD or PowerShell

I do have a Centos 7 server which i access it via CMD or PowerShell. But it's displaying the Unicode characters as ? But if i accessed it via putty it's displayed correctly.
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Write unicode char above other char

I've come across unicode combining chars like xͩ (U+0369). After seeing this, I want to write text over other text like this: xͩxͩxͩ. The problem is, that not every latin character has an associated ...
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Windows 10: Incomplete Display Of A Font's Characters

by default, windows 10 comes with the segoe ui emoji font this font is the only default font that has the following 4 unicode characters: 🛷 (x1f6f7) 🛸 (x1f6f8) 🛹 (x1f6f9) 🛺 (x1f6fa) and i haven'...
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Unicode character for subscript prime or equivalent?

Is there a Unicode character I can use to have x' (read as x prime) as a subscript? For example, Yₓ', except the quote character is too high and could be read as Y'ₓ. I'm aware Unicode wasn't ...
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Two different pictographs of the same animal species plus another – most portable way to achieve this?

Actual Question I want to represent something like the following in Unicode: More specifically, I am looking for a set of Unicode representations (character or character plus modifiers) comprising ...
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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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Missing unicode code points for some vulgar fractions

At http://unicodefractions.com/ there's the following list of unicode code points representing vulgar fractions: VULGAR FRACTION 1/2 ½ VULGAR FRACTION 1/3 ⅓ VULGAR FRACTION 2/3 ⅔ VULGAR FRACTION 1/...
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Unicode in powershell scripts

In my profile.ps1 I have this write-host "→" in the console it appears as → Though if I cut-n-paste the line into the console it looks like > Write-Host → > → So there's obviously no ...
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Windows 10 Missing Left Double Quotation Mark Glyph in Character Map

This is so weird. I am simply trying to type an open double quotes symbol in Windows 10 that should look like this: Actually, I'm trying to replace wrongly interpolated quotes symbols in an ANSI ...
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Issue with Windows 10 german/italian characters

I have some software that does not seem to render unicode characters correctly for some specific fonts. The following picture shows how Büro is not shown properly but Wöchentlich is. Somehow this is ...
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PowerPoint: ALT + Unicode number results in replacement character

On this website, I can copy the Unicode Laptop to my clipboard via a "Copy" button: https://emojipedia.org/personal-computer/ When I paste that Laptop into a text field in PowerPoint, the Laptop ...
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How to list files with unicode path in zip?

I am trying to print unicode files in zip. But it doesn't seem to work with Unicode paths. Does anybody know how to show unicode files in zip? $ zip x.zip 程序.txt adding: 程序.txt (stored 0%) $ unzip ...
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What Unicode character is used to describe a horizontal fraction bar?

I have searched quite a bit, but all I can find is en and em dashes? I thought Unicode tries to be specific about the use and meaning of a character, so I am expecting something specific. Is there ...
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atom editor won't display unicode characters correctly

I have a text file with a single character in it being this unicode bullet, I'll paste it here "•". In Sublime Text the character displays properly as "•" and in Windows notepad it's also displayed ...
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Why is Unicode 1200 codepage not there in excel?

I am opening a CSV file which is created with Unicode 1200 codepage but when I bring up the wizard in excel to open it, this codepage is not there. I only see UTF-7 and UTF-8. I do need to open an ...
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Override Unicode Emoticons with Emojis on Firefox

I hope I'm asking in the right place but there is a thing that is tilting me a little bit at the moment and that is the inconsistency of emoji drawing on my current setup. This may have been some kind ...
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Strange Powershell behaviour with unicode characters

when I run the following command on a powershell window echo é I get the expected output é However, if I run powershell.exe "echo é" on the same powershell window as before I get ? Is this the ...
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Can I tinker with the encoding when using pdftotext to convert PDF to text?

Sometimes when I do pdftotext it results in perfect text. I assume this is because the actual unicode text data is embedded directly in the PDF itself, and simply read out. But other times (around ...
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Unicode Private Use FireFox

I got this in my browser (FF), any idea about what this is? It just did a search by itself on google unicode %EE%80%80 UPDATE google search screenshot
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Not readable greek characters when converting xlsx to csv

My system: I run a fresh Windows 10 Pro N x64 installation on my pc, with MS-Office 2013 Professional Plus 2013 version. What I want to do: I have some huge .xlsx files with greek text characters ...
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Windows users can see a strange letter (a white dot on black background) on text originally typed on a MacBook

I and my colleagues happened to see a strange letter appearing randomly in texts typed by another colleague who uses a MacBook and with the "Simple Telex" input method used for their keyboard setting. ...
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Some Unicode characters not displaying in konsole

I am running Plasma 5 on Arch Linux with the konsole terminal emulator and fish shell, with the oh my fish extention and slavic cat theme. This theme displays git status as the cat's arms, which for ...
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Unicode : putting a superscript and subscript both on the same character, in a .txt file (not Latex, Word, or any other tool)

I'm writing text in an UTF-8 file, and I would like to write about a combination of k elements among n. I can write Cᴷ or Cₙ easily if I limit myself to a superscript or a subscript only, using ...
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EasyWorship Copy/Paste/Update Foreign Character Error

I encountered this problem so far on EasyWorship, but I may have seen it before on other similar text editor applications. Recently, we updated our Windows software to Windows 10 and updated our ...
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Unicode Error while installing blis package

Spacy package of python have blis<0.3.0,>=0.2.2 as dependency. I tried installing bliss 0.2.4 but getting unicode error. We don't have internet on the server, so installing manually by ...
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Squashed unicode heavy check mark in Consolas Mintty

I use git bash prompt which uses the heavy check mark (U+2714), however using the Consolas font in Mintty the symbol appears squashed. The regular check mark (U+2713) appears normally. I've tried ...
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old computer fonts not working

i will be as fast i can be for describing the problem i have... i have some very old greek fonts... they're supposed to have greek characters in but i can't make them work. Downloaded even a Font ...

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