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

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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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`xinput --test` output

Hi I'm fairly new to Linux so bare with me. I looked all over the internet and could not find an explanation of what xinput --test outputs when used on a keyboard. I know it outputs mouse coordinates ...
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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 ...