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Backwards disjointed Arabic text

I have downloaded Wine and have a flash-based interactive program. The Arabic font is reading backwards and the letters are disjointed. What is the fix please?
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Pygame text processing

I am trying to write a python/pygame program to simply display text. I want it to work so that when you type, for example, the letter "A", it appears on screen (kinda like gedit/notepad/whatever). I ...
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How to delete multiple lines from txt file, based on a variable in previous column?

The idea is this: I have a document with data listed in the following way (shown below), and I want to delete any line that has a value of 70 or less in the 6th (last) column. On top of that, I want ...
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gedit - wrap text with character boxes

I use gedit for pure text writing (I mean not coding). To highlight chapters in the text I wrap with "+" boxes likes: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Title goes here ...
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One liner to convert small text string to PDF

I've been trying to find a way to create a simple PDF page from the terminal that contains only one string, for example, "Prelude". Some background: I use pdfunite to join music charts together into ...
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How can I get the last occurrence of a repeated string in the text file?

I have a data file consists of several rows and columns with numeric and string data. Some string and numeric patterns are repeated. I need to extract last repeated pattern. For example; 715 ANKR PRN ...
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How to disable .txt content icon preview? [duplicate]

I wish to permanently disable the process that generates a preview of any file content (specially text files) and generates an new icon for it. Sometimes my programs quickly update several files and ...
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How can I use some kind of default display driver on ubuntu?

I dug a somewhat ancient PC out of the garage to set up as a Linux sandbox for my kids. It is a 1Ghz P3 w/ 512MB RAM and 40GB disk. It is an all-in-one Compaq iPaq desktop circa 2000. I downloaded the ...
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TXT file - wrong view on Windows? [duplicate]

I just made a .txt file with my laptop (that runs Ubuntu 14.04), and when i open it with my Computer (runs Windows 10) it shows it like I wrote everything in one line Maybe it's a dumb question, but ...
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How can I force all text in a cell onto the next page in Libre Office / Open Office?

When I make a table in Libre Office, and the text in a cell is too long for the page, it splits the text across multiple pages: How can I make any row with too much text put all the text on one ...
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Text appears too small in FullHD 1080p display, not much help found

Text in my new full hd laptop appears to be extremely small in many applications (like google chrome). I already changed the font size in many places like in System settings>>system>>universal ...
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How to hide desktop icons text?

How can I hide the text shown under the icons on my desktop? Using Ubuntu 15.10. I did find older questions suggesting to use gconf-editor, but I know that gconf is old and now it's been replaced by ...
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Using AWK to write a CSV file (help me learn it)

I've been struggling with a pdf Directory (list of companies) that was converted with PDFTOTEXT and I would like to convert it's contents with AWK, the input file has the following format: COMPANY ...
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Is the terminal window a text editor?

Exactly what the title asks. Is the terminal window a text editor, can it be used as one, and if not then which are some good ones to install?
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Zoom in file window (ctrl +)

I'm a new Ubuntu 14.04 user and I have a small problem. When I zoom using ctrl + + or - in a folder window, for example in the videos folder, the icons zoom in and out, but the text doesn't scale ...
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Slow text rendering (scrolling) in several editors after enabling dynamic power management

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an HP EliteBook 8530p laptop. Ever since I found out how to enable the dynamic power management on the open source radeon driver, it helped greatly to reduce ...
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Replacing text in a Shell Script

I am running the command echo 'link_1234' | sed 's|_|&/|g' And it is returns the value of link_/1234 I need the _ to be deleted Is there any way to have the _ be cleared?
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Parsing downloaded HTML

I would like to download a HTML file from a website using wget then search through the file for a specific line and wget that link. example: wget example.com/whatever.html The output of that html ...
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How do I extract test line by line from a text file in terminal?

So I have a .sh script that needs to wget a lot of files. I have a text file set up like this http://www.website.com/w4w4wbvert9rtr/video.mp4 http://www.website.com/wserteg444gs4r/video.mp4 ...
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Text editor global background color

I like coding and recently installed Eclipse. I noticed I couldn't code in it. It was the bright white background that killed my eyes. I switched it to a light gray. I saw the option "system default". ...
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Why are mp3 files being copied as text files to the Pen Drive?

What is the probable cause of copies of mp3 files from HD to Pen Drive being showed as text files? System: Ubuntu 15.10 $ df -h /dev/sda1 ext3 1826221144 24892076 1708555692 2% / ...
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problem in the libreoffice

After editing the file format .doc in program libreOffice I kept it in the windows word format and text turned into: please, help.
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14.04 Evolution 3.10.4 prints attachments when printing email

Just switched to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and am using Evolution 3.10.4. When I try to print an eMAIL with *.txt attachments, Evolution want to print the attachments as well as the eMAIL. To clarify, ...
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Advanced Ping Script [closed]

I want to have a little script which do a ping to 8.8.8.8 every 2 seconds and put only out the time. It should also put a "#" between every time. Like this: 25.5 # 25.4 # and so on... Finally i ...
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How to get infos from a movie using mediainfo in a single line?

Mediainfo text is to long for me , so . I'm looking how to configue mediainfo to gives me just those infos : "file name , video codec with bitrate + audio codec with bitrate, size and duration of the ...
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Deleting duplicate lines in text file…?

Complete noobie question --- How can I delete duplicate lines in a text file via command prompt? For Example- I have a 10MB text file and I want to keep only one line of "My line", but somewhere in ...
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Help using GNU Screen to output text

Hi :) I was wondering if you guys could help me figure something out... Im trying to make a startup script for Spigot server and I want it to start a screen session called "minecraft" and then write ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 white text on white BG in Ubuntu Software Center

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 installed right now on my PC. I have this issue where in Ubuntu Software Center when I select an item it then appears as white text on white background. It isn't that it ...
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Highlight text in CHM files

I have few chm files and i'm using xchm reader as the tool. but i need to highlight some important points in the documents. is there is any possible plugin for xchm or any special chm readers ...
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How can I fix a key that works only when I hit shift+“key”?

It seems that whenever I try to type an equal symbol it won't show up on any sort of text input. I tried the xev command and got a little overwhelmed with all the technical info in the terminal. I can ...
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Internet Text & Ubuntu Menu Text Color variegated - hard to read

I'm a new user to linux/ubuntu and I have just installed the ubuntu 14.04 version. The drop-down menu text and the internet texts appear to be orange/red and fade/mix-up randomly. Sometimes texts ...
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Something with .txt File? [duplicate]

I have stored a text as .txt while saving it in Gedit in Ubuntu 14.04. But after viewing that folder, which i have stored will have two files with that name but with 'Tilde Symbol' '~' for an ...
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Text Randomly Not Displayed

I have a strange bug in ubuntu in which text is randomly broken. See the image below. This occurs also in various applications including gedit and terminal, but notably never occurs in sublime. I've ...
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Broken NotifyOSD. No bubbles, only text

My problem is that NotifyOSD doesn't show bubbles as it should. Instead of them it shows text in top left corner: https://i.imgur.com/kFXdXE0.png?1 This problem appeared when I was trying out ...
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Text not displaying on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Macbook Pro Retina, the text won't display on any of the programs. Images:
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Text Editor Scratch

I am trying to install a text editor named Scratch,which is the default text editor in Elementary OS. I've done the following commands. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo apt-get ...
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Characters missing / corrupted text Ubuntu 14.04 (and other versions) Intel 5th gen

In Ubuntu 14.04 from one day to another characters start to be missing in all applications (Ubuntu menus, thunderbird, etc). How to fix this?
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Behavior of Ctrl-D Ctrol-D when creating a text file

I can create a text file named ora using cat > ora, as follows: Note: Press Ctrl-D twice after entering And you too. below. user@wavesDell:~/tryKen$ cat > ora I like a big boat. I like all ...
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Disable Text File Preview in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I find that text files are displayed with a preview in the icons. I do not want to disable preview for all file types because I need thumbnails for images, media and various other ...
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Strange characters when booting ubuntu 14.04.2 with TEXT mode

i've installed xubuntu 14.04.2 desktop x86 on my laptop. i changed /boot/grub/grub.cfg to have it booting with TEXT mode. everything works find but one: strange characters are shown before showing ...
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Advanced text replacement

How can I replace a text in all files in all subfolders when my search includes "*" for example I have many text files containing such pattern (some wrong paths that I want to correct) ...
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Can't Type In Text

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer. I got it to run smoothly until this point. I am unable to type text anywhere in Ubuntu. Any ideas? Output of xinput list: ↳ Logitech Device. Wireless ...
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Clean or convert pdf documents

I have a pdf file (500 pages) with a lot of images ( black and white). However, the text is blurred and although it is readable, it's really a pain ( maybe hardcopy was scanned poorly, not sure on ...
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Ubuntu MATE is opening all existing text files as executable

I have a lot of text files that I copied over from a NTFS volume which, when I open them in Ubuntu MATE 15.04 through the Caja file manager, open as executable and show the dialog box which asks me if ...
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Clip behavior - disappearing content when copying text

Very often when I want to simple move a block of text, it disappears from the clip content. I mark a block of text, click ctrl+x and then when I move to the target area with my cursor, I click ctrl+v ...
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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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How to highlight a searched text in vim editor?

I have vim editor version 7.3 However in this when I search for a test by typing :/SEARCHTEXT the cursor goes to the line containing the text which is searched, but the text itself is NOT ...
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how can i compare data in 2 files to identify common and unique data? [duplicate]

How can I compare data in 2 files to identify common and unique data ? I can't do it line by line because I have file 1 which contains say 100 id/codes/number-set and I want to compare a file 2 to ...
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convert pdf images to text

i have been checking to see if there is a way to convert images of a PDFs to a real text file and i found some ways but i couldn't understand anything ,i am not that technical ,so if you please anyway ...
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Custom terminal function to change text case

I'm looking for a custom terminal function change_case that will function as below to help me manage my titles on my website: change_case [option] "string" option: upper - STRING TO UPPERCASE ...