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Using U10.10 - whether using Edit/copy, ctrl-c or right click copy in any program clipboard shows corrupt characters eg copying "characters" = -$ on clipboard. Using Parcellite as clipboard manager now to see whats happening. Have re-installed whatever comes up as "copy" in synaptic. This problem is 2 weeks old and can not think of any particular cause. Its most distressing as its on a vital machine.

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, fossfreedom, Marco Ceppi Feb 10 '12 at 13:16

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If this continues or recurs it should be reported as a bug. – Eliah Kagan Aug 14 '12 at 19:57

did you think to review your environment for locale settings?

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LANG=en_AU.utf8 LC_CTYPE="en_AU.utf8" LC_NUMERIC="en_AU.utf8" LC_TIME="en_AU.utf8" LC_COLLATE="en_AU.utf8" LC_MONETARY="en_AU.utf8" LC_MESSAGES="en_AU.utf8" LC_PAPER="en_AU.utf8" LC_NAME="en_AU.utf8" LC_ADDRESS="en_AU.utf8" LC_TELEPHONE="en_AU.utf8" LC_MEASUREMENT="en_AU.utf8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_AU.utf8" LC_ALL= – user9686 Jan 27 '11 at 9:49