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Ubuntu Chinese Encoding Problem

I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04. I want my system to recognize both GB.18030 by default. It is currently showing software title bars in some strange blocks and stuff. I have installed the Chinese support, ...
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How to read ANSI encoded files in the right way?

I have some files that Ubuntu can't read it ( ANSI encoding ) but Windows can read it well. When I open it in gedit or notepad++ it seems like this : Êã ÇáÊÍæíá áÜÜ How can I make Ubuntu read ...
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Running a script created in Notepad (Windows) on Ubuntu

I created a Notepad file on Windows and copied it to Ubuntu. The file contains some iptables rules. After making the file executable using chmod +x and executing it, it didn't work. However, when I ...
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No music playback on Ubuntu Phone when # in filename

When I want to play an mp3 file with an '#' in its filename on my Ubuntu Pone Aqaurius E5 there is no sound and the track time and playback time stays 0:00. I can still move the slider though. I am ...
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How to detect current gnome-terminal character encoding?

I am trying to detect the current gnome-terminal character encoding from the command line. I have tried using gconftool : $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding current $ ...
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Mysql console client do not take non-ASCII characters

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and mysql client 5.6 My locale is $ locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=ru:en LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.UTF-8" ...
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Working with text files encoded as Windows-1250 and UTF-8

I am switching between Ubuntu and Windows frequently therefore I have some encoding problems with text files. If I save text file in Ubuntu, everything works fine in both systems. But Ubuntu doesn't ...
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No polish signs in terminal

I have changed my .bashrc file, so that $LANG variable is always set to en_US when I run new shell. This is because I have a program for making plots which takes the sign as a decimal separator based ...
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Convert Text File Encoding

I frequently encounter text files (such as subtitle files in my native language, Persian) with character encoding problems. These files are created on Windows, and saved with an unsuitable encoding ...
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Is it correct using of LAME mp3 encoder?

unsigned char mp3buffer[LAME_MAXMP3BUFFER]; lame_t lame = lame_init(); lame_set_in_samplerate(lame, 44100); lame_set_out_samplerate(lame, 44100); lame_set_num_channels(lame, 1); lame_set_mode(lame, ...
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Detect & Convert encoding for broken file names

I downloaded some mp3 files that has Japanese character in its name and now the file name is broken. I tired convmv to convert encoding, but i cannot seem to find in which encoding the filename is ...
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Geany no support greek language

I am using Geany for C programming. My code contains some greek sentences,I set the Default Encoding to GREEK(ISO-8859-7), but when I try to execute the program the greek letters show up like this. ...
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Detect charset encoding

Need good tool to detect encoding of the strings using some kind of mapping or heuristic method. For example, String: áÞåàÐÝØÒ ÜÝÞÓÞ ßàØÛÞÖÕÝØÙ Java, ÜÞÖÝÞ ×ÐÝïâì Òáî ÔÞáâãßÝãî ßÐÜïâì Expected: ...
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How to rename file names to different encoding?

I have 3 types of file name encodings on reiserfs mounted hard drive: CP1251, KOI-8, UTF-8 and ASCII. I really need to convert all encodings to UTF-8, recursively. Is there any utility, which will ...
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File name with foreign characters garbled

I've wanted to move all my music from my laptop (Windows 7) to my server which is running Ubuntu 14.04, by copy and pasting the music files to a folder shared through samba. The copying went fine for ...
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how to encode a shell script so others can run it but they can not read it

I want to encode a script, so others can run that script to get relevant result but when they run command cat it should throw output in encoded format.
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Chinese Subtitles in VLC

A similar question was asked, here: Subtitle are not working in vlc But I have tried all the fixes, and none of them work for me. I am trying to use Chinese subtitles from OpenSubtitles. I get a ...
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ssh encoding from ubuntu client to ubuntu server wrong

I login to my server via ssh. Any umlaut is displayed incorrectly: Server Default locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 LANGUAGE="de_DE.UTF-8" LC_ALL=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_TYPE="de_DE.UTF-8" Server locale: ...
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Unicode (Hebrew) typing: Works in some applications but not others

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Kubuntu, incidentally; but I experience this issue with both gnome-terminal and Konsole). I have Hebrew selected as a language and as an input method. When I try to ...
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Hebrew filenames are garbage

When I have on my ubuntu system files or directories that were created originally on Windows with Hebrew names, their names looks like garbage (question marks, weird squares with numbers inside or ...
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Libre Office garbles text

Last night I was working on a .doc file that I've been working on for about a week. Before leaving it for the night - I saved it as usual (it was first saved as "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003", and ...
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How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file?

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file when opening it? I notice that gedit can always find the correct encoding when opening a text file of mine, while chardet can often fail to and ...
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How to convert a text file with mixture of encodings to a single encoding?

I created a text file by copying its different parts from different sources (webpages, other text files, pdf files) into gedit and saving it to the file. I guess that is the reason that I have ...
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The encoding method(s) used to open the current text file by gedit

Suppose I have opened a text file in a gedit window, how can I find out what encoding method(s) gedit used to open the file? When the text file has different parts with different encodings, gedit can ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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find out the encoding method that gedit uses to open a text file?

gedit successfully guessed the correct encoding charset of a text file. I would like to find out what the charset is, but couldn't find a way in its menu. How can I do that? Thanks.
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Change stream format of command line sp-sc (Sopcast) utility

I am using the command line version of Sopcast under Ubuntu 14.04. I am using it like sp-sc sop://address port port. This takes the P2P stream and re-transmits it as an live ASF stream. I usually open ...
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Man Page Complete External Documentation pdf or text build

Ubuntu 14.04 man Version 2.6.7.1 gedit Version 3.10.4 I'm in the process of putting together a Complete Man Page Documentation, currently as a txt file, hopefully as a pdf eventually once I find a ...
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best setup for lamp stack development

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 with lamp stack running in virtualbox under win 8.1. I use PhpStorm inside the virtualbox. Virtualbox is running fine except for some flickering and screen refresh issues ...
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Why Exaile can not read my music folder with special chars? [closed]

I'm using Exaile 0.3.2.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The system language is configured to pt-BR.utf8, so my music folder is called /home/<login>/Música ( notice the ú ). When I add this folder to ...
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iconv conversion not supported

I'm not sure since when it happened, but it surely used to work before I upgraded to 14.04 (from 13.10) and now it doesn't: iconv -f UTF-8 -t EUC-JP input > output It gives me the following ...
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Umlauts in Windows text files not recognized under Ubuntu

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and right now need to use both Windows and Ubuntu depending on the context. One problem I encountered is that Ubuntu does not seem to recognize umlauts and such (which are ...
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Cannot read filenames that are in utf8 encoding (Greek characters)

I've downloaded some files using "Download as .zip" option provided by Dropbox. The filenames contain Greek characters. I've extracted them and all I get is this: 2013 ΧειμεÏινÏ.pdf The files ...
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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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Why does apache2 default to LANG=C instead of UTF8 or system default

The 10-year-old comment in /etc/apache2/envvars simply says "The locale used by some modules like mod_dav", but why can't mod_dav be fixed to also handle a better LANG setting for the rest of apache?
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Kickstarter Crowd Source Funding and PiTiVI

I have a video, generated in PiTiVi and cannot understand what to do with the rendering to make this video work on Kickstarter (KS). They say: "For video encoding, use WMV format in Windows. On Mac, ...
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Why doesn't the faac package support mp4?

In Ubuntu 13.10, faac doesn't support MP4. If you run faac --help you get: Freeware Advanced Audio Coder FAAC 1.28 Usage: faac [options] infiles ... Options: -q Set ...
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“Invalid Encoding” error on backups created with WinRAR

I recently installed ubuntu. I have my files (windows, office, jpg, etc.) compressed in .rar. My native language is spanish. I got "invalid encoding" whenever I tried to decompress. I though I ...
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Gstreamer 0.10.21 - how to update faad decoder version from 0.10.22.3 to 0.10.23

How to only update one decoder? I have one hardware which is using echo cancel + noise reduction, when i use decoder faad version 0.10.22.3 it does not work even using WebRTC or PJ echo. I need to ...
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Unable to open files from Windows Partition

I installed Ubuntu through WUBI. I can see that the windows drive is mounted under /host and I can see all of the files, but I am unable to open many of the files properly. Simple files like text ...
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ubuntu å vs osx å?

Not sure if this is a ubuntu or osx question, but I'll start here. I'll leave it to the mods to move the question to AskDifferent if more apropriate. I moved a file from ubuntu to osx using scp on ...
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How can I create a cp932 encoded text file on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to create a cp932 encoded file on Ubuntu?
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Incorrect encoding in Skype input

Recently I find out that text input field in my Skype is encoded in CP1252 instead of UTF8 (which I presume is default for Ubuntu now). As seen there no other part of interface was corrupted and all ...
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Change language encoding for file uploading

Previously we were running a Wordpress site on a Mac OS Server machine. We had several hundred images with Chinese characters for the image names. Now we're trying to migrate to a Ubuntu system and ...
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Borked encoding in Ubuntu 13.04 for Slovak language

I'm having the same issue as described here. A workaround, that does not work, as I got to know here, since Ubuntu no longer uses locale.gen, has been suggested in the same thread. Can someone ...
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Convert files to UTF-8 without BOM

I have a file in Hebrew, which is displayed now as Gibberish. On windows, what I've done at the past, I just converted the file using Notepad++ > Encoding > Convert to UTF-8 without BOM and then ...
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Locales and encoding

$ cat /etc/default/locale LANG="ru_UA.UTF-8" LANGUAGE="ru_UA:ru" $ locale -a | grep ru_UA ru_UA.iso885915 ru_UA.utf8 ~ $ I want to have: $ cat /etc/default/locale LANG="ru_UA.UTF-8" ...
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Some plain text mails have a different font

(Ubuntu 10.04 · Thunderbird 17.0.5) I read all my mails as plain text (View → Message Body As → Plain text). Usually they all are in the same font with the same font size: But once in a while I ...
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Error while adding a watermark to mp4 with FFmpeg

I try to watermark an mp4 file with ffmpeg and the following command : ffmpeg -i originalvideo.mp4 -vf « movie=watermark.png [wm];[in][wm] overlay=0:0:1 [out]« watermarkedvideo.mp4 after some ...
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How to read file with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding?

What package should I install to be able to read files with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding? Currently, I only see strange characters instead of text. % locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= ...