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Can't type non-english characters in certain places

In certain text fields I can't type non-english characters at all (I type a character, nothing happens). Examples are: Unity dash search field Chromium address bar Pidgin message box Gajim message ...
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Strange autocompletion behavior

Well...I'm so confused, cause the only real problem in my case is freaking apostrophe ('). Situation: expanding PATH variable influence word completion, based on whether was apostrophes in additional ...
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Weird Characters in gmusicbrowser Xubuntu 13.10

one problem. When the shimmer desktop theme in gmusicbrowser in Xubuntu 13.10, i have weird characters like the letter A acting as separators between artist, year and album. Any idea what could i do ...
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Typing British pound sign Ubuntu 13.10 - Spanish keyboard layout

I would like to know how to type the British pound sign in Ubuntu 13.10. I am new to Ubuntu and using a Spanish keyboard layout. The keyboard layout shows it as in the top right quadrant of the 3 ...
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Special characters in /etc/issue

For some reason the color escape characters in my /etc/issue file are not working. They're being displayed as text: Here is the content of the file: ^[[1;31mUbuntu^[[0m And it outputs the exact ...
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Problem with accented letters on Firefox and Chrome

I have Ubuntu 13.04. It's been some time that in different web pages I can't see the accented letters like àèìòù correctly displayed. But not everywhere. Some page work just fine. But today, for ...
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Special character is not displaying correctly

When I ssh to my Ubuntu, it is full of these: rootàip-10-0-1-52:ûù Where is should be this: root@ip-10-0-1-52:~$ All of the special character is not displaying correctly, and it happens when I ...
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Customizing the Compose key's behavior?

I'm trying to make it so that these compose sequences produce these characters: AA ==> Ä OO ==> Ö UU ==> Ü aa ==> ä oo ==> ö uu ==> ü I tried modifying my ~/.XCompose, and my ...
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How to type half Hindi character with Hindi (Bolnagri) layout?

I'm using Hindi (Bolnagri) layout to type in Hindi. I'm typing in Hindi for first time. My problem is, I want to type स्वाद. How do I type that half स? EDIT 1: How to type औ with this layout? ...
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Terminal/Putty showing control characters (^M) after updating

I updated my system yesterday afternoon using the recommended updates from Update Manager. After it completed, I shutdown my system and went home for the day. I come in this morning and I am getting ...
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How to make a custom keyboard layout?

Can I create a new keyboard layout or add Unicode characters to my current keyboard layout in Ubuntu? I have found something called KMFL (Keyboard Mapping for Linux), however, I could not install it ...
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How to type the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I want to type the Indian Rupee Symbol. So I went to System Settings >> Keyboard Layout and clicked on the Options button. Under the Adding Currency signs to keys sections, I checked the Rupee on 4 ...
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Kubuntu no special characters with ALT

This is my first question so correct me if needed. Problem is, my Kubuntu 12.10 doesn't print my regional characters with alt(polish). This happened few times earlier and always happens during regular ...
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How can I assign Spanish characters on a French Canadian netbook keyboard

I would like to assign Alt Gr + n to type ñ Alt Gr + i to type ¡ Alt Gr + g to type ¿ How can I program those key combinations? Ubuntu 12.04, Mini Dell 9 netbook, French Canadian keyboard ...
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Wine character encoding with Evernote

I managed to install Evernote on linux using wine. It runs with a few minor gotchas. I have problem with pasting text into Evernote. Ubuntu uses UTF8 encoding, Evernote under wine uses some Windows ...
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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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type French accents with US international keyboard [duplicate]

I am running Lubuntu on my laptop and would like to write French accents with a US keyboard. I find the compose key solution ([Alt]+[accent] at the same time, followed by a [letter]) not that handy... ...
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Need to replace space with  

I'm trying to replace all spaces in a text with the HTML space. cat test.txt | sed -e 's/ / /g' But it returs without the & sign. This nbsp;is nbsp;a nbsp;sample nbsp;text. How do I ...
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Typographic characters in Chrome

I have a strange problem in 12.10 and 13.04. When I'm trying to type typographic character in Chrome in Twitter using 3rd level key, the character moves to the beginning of the field and the cursor ...
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Replacing some characters in the previous command

Sometimes, being rushed, it is possible to type some characters wrong in a command-line. If the command is long, the mistake correction may be cumbersome (using arrow keys). So the problem is: how can ...
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How to use commands on files which have “-” at the start of their names?

This may be a simple question, but how do I use files starting with "-" with command line programs? For example, I am trying to use pdfgrep on a file named -2013-01-01.pdf but it complains that ...
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special character in smb field in Printer dialog

I am trying to add a Windows printer via SAMBA from the New Printer dialog in Kubuntu 12.04. The smb:// field doesn't allow me to put special character or blank spaces, except for the underscore (see ...
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How to insert the Interpunct character in ubuntu?

Does anyone know how I can insert the Interpunct character (also known as midline decimal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpunct ) in Ubuntu. The combination mentioned in the Wikipedia article does ...
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Can not delete files containing special characters in the file name

I use Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) and I have a directory with many files, among them these two files: ./baer.jpg ./bär.jpg I would like to delete bär.jpg but I can't. If I type rm b and hit TAB, it shows ...
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encoding and decoding in gedit

Sometimes in gedit, when I save a text file with special characters (such as Greek characters, math notations, Chinese characters) I copy from some webpage and am about the exit gedit, it will warn me ...
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Default keys “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0” to input “! @ # $ % ^ & * ( )”

Doing math homework on a full keyboard. Would like the top row to be the special characters without holding shift.
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Problems installing VTK on ubuntu

When i try to install VTK with command ccmake . I get these errors: CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND. Please set them or make sure they ...
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How do you write a macro for a special character in LibreOffice?

Does anyone know how to write a macro for a special character? I know LibreOffice currently doesn't have a way to set a special character to a keyboard shortcut. However, I want to work around this ...
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Accents - Nano editor

i am using NANO as my everyday text editor. I'm using an old laptop, so NANO it's fast, lightweight, and saves me battery. The only problem is the fact i can't use Special Characters and accents. For ...
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Hungarian accented keys (áíúöüóúű) stopped working after messing with wine

Here is my problem, I would really appreciate some help! Hungarian accented characters (áíúöüóúű) stopped working. I use ubuntu through VNC, and I was trying to install wine. The install process from ...
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Something is wrong with folders containing special characters

I can create folder with special characters (example mkdir Öäväaä), but ls -l in terminal shows ??v?a?. WinScp and mc shows it right (Öäväaä). How can i make terminal to show me right characters?
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Create a document question mark in file name [closed]

Can somebody help me create a attachment with question mark in file name (test?.doc or test?.pdf) and attached to domino doc server and send me the 2 NSFs? i need to test whether at the OS window ...
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Applications named with special characters not showing up in the Dash

I recently downloaded and installed LÖVE (note the special character). If I type L in the dash, it is nowhere to be found. EVEN if I just launched LÖVE from the launcher, it does not show up in the ...
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strange characters

For a while now some applications have been displaying weird characters like so: [31m[[39m this happens in the terminal and in sublime text 2. I have no idea where to even begin to search.
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Ubuntu logo into Unicode table

I was searching something into an Unicode table. Suddenly, I feel astonished cause I saw the Ubuntu logo, at line F200 and row OO. A very small one is also available at FOEO / 1F. Is it because this ...
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“Adding Esperanto circumflexes (supersigno)” option has no effect

I'm used to use the keyboard layout option to type the accentuated characters in Esperanto. This option is in System Settings > Keyboard Layout > Options > Adding Esperanto circumflexes (supersigno) ...
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How can I input punctuation marks like ellipsis?

In Mac OS X there are ways to input punctuation marks by combination of some keystrokes. For example, Alt + ; inputs a precomposed ellipsis character (…, U+2026). Alt + [ opens a curly double quote ...
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How do I force folder view sort order to not ignore special characters?

I have many folders in my home directory that have names that begin with special characters such as _OLD_500GB_HD or !FolderIWantToSeeAtTheTop, but for some reason these folders are sorted according ...
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Does Ubuntu One handles special characters? [closed]

Does Ubuntu One have problems with special characters in the path? C:\Documents and Settings\René\Ubuntu One This path seems to cause immediate problems. It can't sync and when I try to add a ...
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How I type @ with a Latin American keyboard?

I used to press Ctrl + Alt + Q in Windows. I think I tried every combination in Ubuntu and @ doesn't appear.
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Does gnome-character-map include any math symbols?

I found gnome-character-map very useful application, when I need to construct simple math formula, it has greek letters, therefore I wanted to go further, does gnome-character-map have any other math ...
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Why do *nix folk like to use ``…'' rather than the " character?

At the risk of being flamed, I'd like to understand why some people prefer to use a ``construction'' of accent and single quote characters rather than the "double-quote" character when quoting things? ...
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How to change the keyboard-layout in the console, with special characters?

I want to use the dvorak-fr-bepo keymap in the console (tty1 to 6) when I type Ctrl + Alt + F1. In particular, I need the special characters as "Ê" or "ç" since there are some in my password. So ...
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Apt-get update with an @ in password error

I want to update ubuntu 11.04 throught apt-get. So I added the following lines in apt.conf export http_proxy=http://username:password@proxyserver.net:port/ export ...
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How do I include a comma in an Apt pin definition?

I'd like to create an Apt preference file with a pin definition that matches packages originating from Google, Inc.. The following definition doesn't seem to be doing anything: Package: * Pin: ...
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how to use grep in a conditional search previous to a sed text replace command

I am trying to change the path in whole lot of m3u files. I know I can do it with regexxer f.e. but I'm trying to learn bash. This is the command I figured out, but it is not working. grep -lr -i -e ...
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Understanding this shell statement

I admit it is a homework but I am lost in explaining the following command line: WARNING: This is a so called FORK BOMB! This command line can and will crash your pc by consuming all RAM and CPU ...
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Gnome “Character Palette” applet alternative for KDE [closed]

I recently turn to KDE, and I love plasma. The only think I miss is the Character Palette applet (http://library.gnome.org/users/char-palette). It is not a matter of accents or so, I use to mail ...
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cannot insert backslash with bash, python, works fine with csh, idle

I have a strange problem with inserting backslashes (Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04, the upgrade changed nothing). The key combination on my keyboard (Swedish Thinkpad T400) is AltGr + ?. However, this seems ...
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Tool to convert accented characters to HTML entities?

Is there a tool (command-line is fine) that can convert accented characters to HTML entities in Ubuntu? Preferably recursively and without also converting html/php tags. e.g. from: é to: é ...