Refers to text input character sets such as Unicode or ASCII.

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Invalid encoding on shared folder mounted via fstab, but not in GUI

Mounting the folder via Network in Nemo shows all filename correctly, but when doing via Fstab with this code... //servername/sharedfolder /media/mountedfolder cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=...
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Cannot enter Latin-1 characters in tmux

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, I cannot enter Latin-1 characters (like Umlaute ä etc.) in tmux. I tried the packaged tmux, self-installed tmux 2.1 and 2.2. Furthermore, if I 'view' a file in tmux, ...
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How to write en and em dashes?

I am a bit of a Grammar Nazi, so I like my grammar to be correct, I understand that for you to be able to type en and em dashes that you have to configure the COMPOSE key or something like that but I ...
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stardict-text2bin: parser error : Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding?

I have a problem with version version 3.0.2-5build1 of the stardict-tools package in Ubuntu 16.04. I'm trying to use stardict-text2bin to compile an XML dictionary to StarDict format, but get an ...
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How to avoid strange characters with Internet downloaded file names

I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10, in my desktop PC, and Lubuntu 15.10, in my laptop. With both OS, I get strange characters into the downloaded file names from Internet. I mean, file names with spanish (...
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Keyboard typing problem

last week I formatted my notebook. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. On it I had active two languages. But I Have problem with my keyboard, when I try to type special characters like -.,= all of them are ...
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How to print an octal value's corresponding UTF-8 character in bash?

I expected printf %s '\<octal_character_value>' to do the trick, but it doesn't: printf %s '\101' Outputs: \101
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Strange characters inserted before username both in Terminal and Tilda terminal emulator [duplicate]

Started noticing some odd behavior when using Gnome Terminal, Tilda terminal emulator also a couple days ago. Basically whenever I launch a fresh instance of either application (new tabs also) I get ...
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display all unicode characters

When I open 'Character Map', not all characters are displayed. For example in script 'balinese' the first character is displayed like this: __ |1B| |00| But I want the real character, of course. ...
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What is the “Character Map” application used for?

Ubuntu comes pre-installed with an application called "Character Map". In the terminal, it can be launched as "charmap". What is this application typically used for? What function does it provide ...
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I cannot use letter “o” with my keyboard. (Ubuntu 14.04) - Dell xps 17 702x

After I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and then 14.04 right after, I cannot use caracter/letter "o" with my keyboard anymore. I didn't customize any shrotcut and no shortcut with this letter is ...
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Opening a non-utf8 encoded text file

I sometimes need to open text files that are encoded in EUC-KR. man gedit gives: --encoding Set the character encoding to be used for opening the files listed on the ...
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Why Chinese for my uploads?

Didn't use to happen. Now happens with any upload of csv data, regardless of content (and it isn't Chinese!). I checked cat /etc/default/locale LANG="en_US.UTF-8" My language settings are all ...