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Ubuntu does not correctly display non-ASCII characters in Windows folder names

If I save folders in windows with special characters like ä/ö/ü or chinese characters, they will be displayed with question marks in Ubuntu. But if I write it directly in Ubuntu, it will be displayed ...
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Accented characters in Writer

I write in English and French. With word I can use ctrl/modifier + character to get an accented char. eg ctrl/, +c give c with a cedilla. Is there an equivalent shortcut in Writer as inserting ...
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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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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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Customise Character Map for IPA notation

I use Character Map regularly alongside LibreOffice writer to write IPA (international phonetic alphabet) notation. All the (30ish) characters I need are in the 'Latin' script list, but there are many ...
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Alt+numpad under Ubuntu

I would like to ask, how could I activate alt+numpad combination, or what type of application could I use for this? Some special characters are not on my keyboard, I use this alt+numpad method to use ...
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Tildes won't work in my Spanish keyboard

Using Ubuntu 16.04 with a Spanish keyboard, tildes are not working ("ñ", "ç" work ok). Instead of "balón" I can only type "bal´on". In my 'lxkeymap' application, I configure "Spanish" with all the ...
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Odd Symbol showing up in file names Xubuntu 16.04

I installed 16.04 and was setting it up and moving some files from an external drive (Fat32 and made in OSX). Some of the files display this very odd character on Xubuntu 14.04 I think these ...
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Printing out document does not print 'åäö'. How do I fix it?

Im trying to print out a scientific paper I have been working on, but for some reason it does not include the letters 'åäö' (Im from Sweden). The operating system is completely on English (I like it ...
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Ubuntu terminal cant type special characters like backslash (\), slash(/), semicolon (:), etc properly

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 without GUI and i'm having problems entering characters like backslash, slash, semicolon and so forth. The keys which would normally enter these characters print out all kinds ...
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How can I type Japanese characters?

What is the way to be able to type Japanese characters? Could someone make a how-to in order to explain the few steps to get it?
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How to change the file naming scheme for screen shot [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and when I take the screen shot, the default file name is given like Screenshot from 2016-02-29 11:08:10.png. I do not want the file name to have a space () and a colon (:). ...
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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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Cannot copy files in Ubuntu to external drive: names with special characters

I cannot copy a lot of files to my external drive because when I try to do it I get the error "wrong file name". I have seen that these files have special characters and I would like to know how to ...
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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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sed to var which save special characters

Hello I m tring to use sed -i -e s/"$before"/"$after"/g ~/.A/$sfi to substitube an line on a file .A from $before to $after but bouth variables contain characters & and I think is it the cause ...
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AltGr to get special characters

I would like to program my keyboard functionality so that I can get more special characters with AltGr key than the standard set. I would like to get the greek letter alpha by simply typing AltGr+a. ...
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Romanian special characters replaced by default

When I download a subtitle in romanian language my OS replace this characters: ş becomes º ţ becomes þ Even if I open the subtitle in media player or in text editor, the special character are ...
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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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escape files with special characters in copy command

I'm going to copy many files and folders, some have special characters..how I can copy all files and escape those files with special characters?
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Rename Files & Folders With Special Characters

Struggling with this one and Googling it doesn't seem to be giving me solution that works. I have a folder named... file å?? name.txt for example and to avoid problems, I want to rename it however ...
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After removing a file with special characters in filename it is still listed

I have removed a file with a special character in its file-name by placing it in the Trash can using Nautilus. Yet, it is still listed using "ls -la" giving something like: -????????? ? ? ? ? ? "file-...
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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 ftp_proxy=http://username:password@...
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Why are ASCII control characters ignored when using Ctrl+Shift+U?

I'm trying to enter a tab character in Firefox/Chrome text boxes without having to copy-paste from Emacs. The combination Ctrl+Shift+U then 0009 does not work. In fact, it does not seem to work for ...
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How do I complete the Gnome Character Map with missing Unicode characters?

I often use the Gnome Character Map accessory to find characters I didn't know, with a view to surprising friends with exclusive drawings. However the program is not complete and lacks some characters ...
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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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How can I use math symbols in Ubuntu?

I tried to use Mathematics symbols in web to search a formula directly,but I don't know how to insert mathematics symbols? I can't find any Mathematics options in Ubuntu's Character Map application,
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how to type special symbols in eclipse in android or office? [duplicate]

What should I do to get special symbols in eclipse like Sigma, Pi and so on. when I am typing code for Pi (alt+277) it is not converted into the Pi symbol. How should I proceed?
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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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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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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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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 make Cedilla (ç) character available in English USA? [duplicate]

I need the character Cedilla working my English USA Ubuntu Natty but when use the normal combination ' then c I get this ć. In the previous versions I used this solution: [SOLVED] Getting ç cedilla ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, column 00. A very small one is also available at F0E0, column 1F. Is it ...
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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 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 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. ...