Unicode is the main standard for the representation and encoding of the text of disparate writing systems; the most common implementation of unicode character encoding, as used by Ubuntu and other operating systems, is UTF-8.

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How to name a file to be the very first in Nautilus?

New versions of Nautilus are cool, because they skip nonalphanumeric letters at the beginning of any file name and sort files according to the first alphanumeric letter (if any). But how to name a ...
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Compose “dead_greek” with compose key

The config file for my compose key /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose lists all the key sequences for composing Greek letters; all of them require the pressure of a special dead_greek key. This ...
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Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra”

Words such as (pran) - प्राण, (grameen) - ग्रामीण are incorrect when compared with traditional hindi writing. The first alphabet should have a small forward slash joined towards the bottom to ...
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can gedit create a Unicode file?

Using bless I can see my gedit output is ASCII. Can gedit process some kind of Unicode?
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The Unicode look of disapproval no longer displays correctly in 16.04 - how do I fix this?

The Unicode look of disapproval no longer displays correctly within Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu 16.04: As you can see, the Unicode replacement character is shown instead of the correct symbol. ...
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Terminal - how to display 'shades' unicode characters properly?

In Ubuntu 14.04, in the terminal I want to display the three Unicode characters: U+2591 ░ Light shade U+2592 ▒ Medium shade U+2593 ▓ Dark shade When I echo these characters in the terminal, I get ...
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Unicode Nepali Error in ubuntu 16.04

After installing ubuntu 16.04, I am facing proper reading and writing of Nepali Unicode. Half letters are not get mixed as they should be. If I have to write प्र , श्र , त्र and so on..it gets error. ...
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xdotool : inserting unicode “by hand”: i.e NOT “key U ” but “ctrl+shift+u”

I've got a Russian keyboard layout. This one doesn't have the accute sign which is used for stress mark in academic field. I can do that by hand: After a character, for example, и: ctrl+shift+u ...
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How to solve unicode display wrong (different) characters issue in ubuntu?

I'm struggling to display Unicode (Nepali) character in right form. While typing Nepali Unicode or translating in Nepali language from translate.google.com in Ubuntu OS it displays wrong (different) ...
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Ubuntu customization kit, not opening gnome-terminal, help please!

I've been trying to solve this for 3 days, I'm using Ubuntu Customization Kit and when it gets to "Run console application" I get the following error: Starting console application... Option "-t" is ...
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Underlining and underscores in Unicode-aware editors

Here at home I use the Unity-based Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gEdit and a Mate-equipped Slackware PC with Pluma. I have always wanted to emulate the good old typewriter under Linux, so as not to be forced ...
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Why is the text editor unable to read characters like “ ẻ ”?

It says that the file is corrupted and unable to read such characters in its text editor and marks them whereas Windows just displays them perfectly in its notepad.
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What to write instead of \x20 in path name in Bash?

I have an external hard drive called "My Book". When I used the command: find /dev/disk/ it shows me that it is under /dev/disk/by-label/My\x20Book However, when I type in find /dev/disk/ | ...
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Problem in showing Unicode characters in Gnome Files titlebar

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 which uses Files v3.14.2 as file manager. This app cannot show Persian characters in folder name on its title bar. Other apps (VLC ...) have no problem in similar cases. ......
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How to type an en dash on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I type an en dash? On OS X, I can type Alt+- (hyphen). On Windows, I can type Alt+0150. If you're not familiar with the different types of dashes, you can read about them here: http://...
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How can I view a text file with Chinese characters in Vim?

I have a text file with Chinese characters. I can view it in gedit and it works fine, but when I try to open it with Vim I see things like: »¹Ã»ºÃºÃ¸ßËÑÑ©»¨ÕÀ·ÅµÄÆøºò£¬ÄôÀÚ¹âÈáÈõºì´øÉÏÀ­²»Éϵľ糡°æ, ...
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Unicode Emoji Fitzpatrick Modifiers?

Is there any way to get Unicode Fitzpatrick Skin Tone modifiers working in Ubuntu? For example, using U+1F3FD ( 🏽 - http://graphemica.com/%F0%9F%8F%BD ) I should be able to modify the skin tone of ...
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Where can I find the Unicode Emoticon set?

I am trying to find a suitable font that contains the Unicode Emoticon set. When an iPhone user sends me some emoticons over Google Hangouts they render either incorrectly or not at all. The problem ...
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How to convert Unicode font to Kruti Dev font in linux?

I want to convert Unicode font into Kruti Dev 010 .ttf type font in Linux. Many online converter websites are available, but some times I want quickly convert font when Internet connection is not ...
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How to remove Unicode from Ubuntu 15.10/64 >> ’ , ‘ <<

I just setup a new Ubuntu workstation and am porting some code from windoz -> Linux, including quite a bit of C. The log files, gcc spew and many other sources are littered with non-ASCII characters. ...
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Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
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How do I replace “fancy” unicode chars with their ascii equivalends?

Is there a tool to replace fancy utf chars like U+2018 (LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK), U+2019 (RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK) with normal quote chars: ', etc. like lodash deburr command does?
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Unicode characters are displayed wrong in bash

I'm using powerline-shell as my bash's PS1. But as you can see in the screenshot, the unicode characters aren't displayed correctly: How do I make unicode characters be printed correctly in Bash? ...
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How to Use Old Character Codes

How can we use Wine (to run Windows software under Linux) with the old character codes (not Unicode UTF-8)?
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How can I display Font Awesome fonts in Character Map?

I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and I've just installed FontAwesome - firstly by running install on the ttf file, which I grabbed from http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/; and secondly by ...
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How do I resolve missing characters in my unicode font?

I have tried Firefox and Chrome and on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and there seems to be a sizeable chunk of Unicode characters that I cannot render. Here is one example, and here is another example. What is ...
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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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Kurdish fonts not displaying properly?

I'm using chromium on Ubuntu 15.04 Some texts are not displaying properly. Img Img
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What is the propper way to triforce on 4chan in ubuntu?

How do you triforce on 4chan in ubuntu??? The regular ctrl+shift+ua0 or u00a0 dont work as invisible characters on 4chan. On windows i would use alt+0195 if i remember correctly, but i cant figure out ...
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Inserting text with a keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu

I know we can insert some unicode characters by pressing ALT+[code] combination under Windows, right? I would like to have a similar option under Ubuntu, however in addition to that I'd need to choose ...
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Disable Alt shortcuts in Chromium

I would like to use ALT+code to write special characters in Chromium (when I write emails for instance), because I write in French on an English keyboard. Annoyingly, it seems that Chromium has ...
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How can a .key file with UCS2 (2-byte Unicode) encoding be opened?

Is there any way I can read the contents of that file? It's key file of WebStorm. I'm migrating from Ubuntu to one of it's fork (ElementaryOS) and I need to use the registered version which I used on ...
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Displaying unicode strikethrough in gnome-terminal

I am trying to output strikethrough text in gnome-terminal. For example to output the letter I with strikethrough: echo -e 'I\U0336' But this does not work, it gives me an I followed by a horizonal ...
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Trouble getting Conky to Display Japanese Characters on Xubuntu

I run xubuntu with Openbox and I'm having trouble getting conky to play ball with japanese characters. All of the advice I've found through looking on the internet has been unhelpful and does not seem ...
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xterm cannot display unicode

My xterm cannot display unicode characters. Because I've tried a lot of variations of font and such, to ensure that I'm giving full information, here is the full output of my xrdb command. [T400s ~]...
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How can I make my shell prompt look like a cheeseburger?

I want my shell prompt to look like a cheeseburger! 🍔🍔🍔 It would be nice if it also displayed: username, hostname, and current directory.
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How can I avoid broken languages when unzipping unicode files?

It happens often that I see unknown file names when uncompressing zip files. For example, ╕╢╣¤└╟╝║-Bb└╠┴╢╛╟▒т┐ы-┼м╢є╕о│▌,┼╫│╩╗Ў╝╥╞∙ ╝╥╟┴╢є│ы╗Ў╝╥╞∙ ,╞о╖│╞ъ What could be the solution for the ...
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Create custom table based input in FCITX

To be able to input common Unicode characters, I want to create my own input method. I would like to use FCITX, because I am already using it for Sogou-pinyin. I have tried to follow the guide here ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Python 3.4 UnicodeDecodeError

Recently I've made an update, and I've started getting these errores in some programs (in 2 indicators for Unity, specifically): File "/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/indicator-stickynotes/indicator-...
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Bangla subtitle(connected letter) problem in VLC and gnome-mplayer

I am trying to run a srt file written in unicode Bangla. I have changed the encoding settings to UTF-8 and select a Bangla unicode font in VLC subtitle settings. I can see normal letter but not ...
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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How to make xdotool type Unicode characters

I'm trying to make a shortcut to send, for example, the universal quantifier symbol, ∀ (U+2200). Xdotool's own documentation doesn't really explain this.
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System-wide text replacement similar to AutoHotKey

AutoHotKey has this text-replacement feature: ;bullet ::_bullet::• ;disapproval ::_dis::{U+0CA0}_{U+0CA0} ;lenny ::_lenny::( {U+0361}{U+00B0} {U+035C}{U+0296} {U+0361}{U+00B0} ) I am trying to ...
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How to configure locales to Unicode in a Docker Ubuntu 14.04 container?

I installed a Ubuntu Trusty container using Docker, and when I connect to it, I can see that the locale is set to the bare minimum: sudo docker run -i -t <id> /bin/bash root@<id>:/# ...
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Error installing vim [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, as Xubuntu, in an AMD 64 pc, configured as dual boot with Windows 7. I tried installing vim with this: This was the output: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open ...
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Problem with unicode character

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and desktop. The character "u2B80" ⮀ is not shown in my desktop pc. I don't have any clue about this. I'm using the same fonts (The same Monaco font and Monospace) ...
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unicode characters do not appear in gnome terminal for vim airline

I know this has been asked a few times but none of the answers worked for me. I use the gnome terminal as default in Ubuntu 14.10 and I can't get unicode characters to show properly, mainly in vim ...
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unable to display Wingdings font on my ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Wingdings font but this is how its displayed. I somewhere read that Wingding fonts are added to Unicode version 7.0.0 on July 16 2014. So I download the Unicode v7, a vivid package ...
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How to make Autokey type Unicode characters?

I have a problem with Autokey: I can't copy-paste through it a special Unicode character. Here is an example: I am French, and in French writing, you use a space before a semi-colon. But in formal ...
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tr: convert apostrophe to ASCII

I'm trying to convert a Right Single Quotation Mark to an Apostrophe using tr. tr "`echo -e '\xE2\x80\x99'`" "`echo -e '\x27'`" < a > b given a UTF-8 encoded file called a which contains this ...