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bash: populating array with elements containing spaces and special characters

I want to be able to populate elements of an an array with arbitrary strings, i.e. strings that may contain \ and spaces for instance. I wrote this : #!/bin/bash function populate_array () { if ...
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Character encoding in Firefox

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid last week, making the first step away from Windows for me. I am running Firefox 38.0 (Mozilla Fifefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0). In Windows 7, when I loaded pages ...
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Setup 3rd/4th level characters (typographic layout)

When Ubuntu used GNOME, there was support for typographic characters on the third/fourth level, independent of input source (e.g. «English US» or «Russian»). As I've learned, in Ubuntu 15.04 the ...
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Combining keys (e.g., " + e = ë) not working in KDE applications (dead keys)

I have been using 'combining keys' such as + e = ë, ~ + a = ã, ^ + <space> = ^ for the longest time in my Kubuntu setup. I do not remember if the system came like that out of the box or if I ...
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How can I type special characters? [duplicate]

I want to type special characters such as □ and ■. The problem is, these aren't on my keyboard. What do I do to type them? It is understood to press Ctrl + Shift + U, but isn't done to press 25a1 ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: “Cedilha” [duplicate]

I am a beginner and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with text entry given by English International with dead keys. Everything works well but instead of getting "ç" I get "ć". Yes, the key that I have ...
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How do I produce a É character in the tty login prompt?

TL;DR : How can I produce a É character in the tty login prompt ? Long story : Ok so I was playing with the application "Unity Tweak Tool" to discover some nice features but at some point the whole ...
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Special Characters for libreoffice

I'm writing a report on statistics and therefore I need to type a lot of special characters in Libre Office. But there's a couple of characters that isn't on the list. Characters like an X with a ...
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Rsync between Ubuntu and Mac: how to get the iconv option to work

I usually backup between two Ubuntu machines, but I now want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly. The first time all is well, ...
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Creating debian package to install to a path with spaces

I have a Qt application that I want to deploy as a deb package. I have been reading so many sources, all slightly different - most of what I did follows this How To: preparing an application for ...
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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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Exporting LD_LIBRARY_PATH that contains spaces and special characters

Trying to deploy a Qt application on Ubuntu Directions from Qt site show how to allow the library dependencies to be loaded, by changing the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable: #!/bin/sh appname=`basename $0 ...
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How do you install language support? [duplicate]

How to produce diacritical (accented) characters under Ubuntu 14.04? I used to be able to do it under 12.04 by installing the relevant language support, however under Ubuntu 14.04 the only available ...
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Alternative characters key does't work after restarting Ubuntu 14.04

After restarting my laptop the Alternative Characters Key doesn't work. Although it is set as Right Alt I can't enter Polish characters such as "ł,ó,ą,ę,ż,ź,ć,ń" using it. I always have to go to ...
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How to type special character on ubuntu

A bit silly, but I can't type this character ಠ, on ubuntu. Some page say it should be this way Ctrl+Shift type u0CA0 But it doesnt do anything. Even I find a shortcut for sublime that I didn't ...
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How to revert: Alt suddenly stopped to help special char creation?

I guess I've unintentionally pressed some key combination that changes function of right Alt. I want it to change normal Latina letters into special letters (as it is by default).
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Special Characters in 14.04 with Alt Right [duplicate]

I was using Right Alt for special characters to my great satisfaction. Now after upgrading to 14.04 not only it doesn't work but the key is stubbornly launching the HUD. Worse: The keyboard settings ...
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Nano via the terminal, how to write special characters?

As the title says; Nano via the terminal, how to write special characters? I am having trouble trying to debug a UTF8 problem and would like to create a special character in a file via the terminal. ...
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Copy & paste non-ASCII characters to an Emacs window from another window doesn't work correctly

I work with emacs with iso-8859-1 coding system. I use emacs23. I have these lines in my .emacs file: (setq default-buffer-file-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) (set-selection-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) ...
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LibreOffice-writer : Can I add shortcut-key for special characters? [duplicate]

In ms-office-word shortcut-key for special characters can be applied as following: But now I am using Libre-office Which is pre-installed with Ubuntu! and want to put shortcut-key for special ...
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Dropbox and LibreOffice don't like my Icelandic file names (Elementary OS, Ubuntu 12.04)

I have some strange bugs possibly related to character encoding or problems with filenames, here are some clues: Clue #1: LibreOffice Writer 4.1 won't open files with Icelandic characters in the file ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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 &nbsp;

I'm trying to replace all spaces in a text with the HTML space. cat test.txt | sed -e 's/ /&nbsp;/g' But it returs without the & sign. This nbsp;is nbsp;a nbsp;sample nbsp;text. How do I ...
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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 with parameters that start with a dash “-”?

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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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 [closed]

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 ...