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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Character Map is organized badly [closed]

For example, I want to find "superscript 2" but when I look in the category "superscript and subscripts" the "2" and "3" are missing; instead they could be found in the category "Latin-1 Supplement" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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ubuntu cannot display all the unicode

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with default unity desktop, however it seems that it cannot display some of the unicode. e.g. U+1F648 🙈the "see-no-evil" monkey. and it appears to be a white block in my ...
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Compose key stopped working (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with an Apple USB QWERTY keyboard. Up until last week, RAlt was working fine as my compose key and Ctr-Shift-U was working for Unicode entry. However, it has stopped working. ...
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vim showing weird characters on screen in terminal

So I just installed ubuntu on my Netbook and switched to the openbox window manager. When I open up VIM in a terminal and hit j when I am at the top of the file or hit k from the bottom of the file, ...
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Unicode (Hebrew) typing: Works in some applications but not others

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Kubuntu, incidentally; but I experience this issue with both gnome-terminal and Konsole). I have Hebrew selected as a language and as an input method. When I try to ...
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Upgrade to 14.10 fails with UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte

Here is the problem, when running sudo do-release-upgrade and trying to upgrade from 14.04 I receive the following error: UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x92 in position 826: ...
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UnicodeDecodeError crashes update-manager and gnome-language-selector

I tried to update one day and update-manager crashed with: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = UpdateManager(data_dir, options) ...
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Building and Installing ICU from Source

The setup process for ICU on Linux systems seems to be pretty standard. For whatever reason, though, it's giving me a hard time. I'm following the "official" readme instructions that come with the ...
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copy pasting text in other languages from pdf

Here is a pdf I want to copy paste a few paragraphs and email to some friend I am on Ubuntu 12.04 (can not upgrade at this moment) when I copy paste then I get following  ...
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How to type Sinhala, Tamil or other Asian languages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

If you used Google input tools to type in Asian languages when using Microsoft Windows, you might wonder how to do it in Ubuntu...
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display all unicode characters

When I open 'Character Map', not all characters are displayed. For example in script 'balinese' the first character is displayed like this: __ |1B| |00| But I want the real character, of course. ...
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Alternative to 'GNOME Character Map'?

Is there a utility similar to 'GNOME Character Map' which allows searching by name? I tend to Google/Bing for things like 'unicode white smiling face', but that does not work on an airplane ☺.
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How can I see the fancy prompt in Byobu on Windows?

I installed a new Ubuntu server on 14.04 and need to access it using Windows. I am currently using PuTTYTray, and I installed the Ubuntu fonts and set Ubuntu Mono as my default font in order to get ...
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Windows all disapeared but are still running

I am running Xubuntu, and I was playing around with unicode characters, when I noticed that all of my open windows and applications, except the text editor I was working with. Somehow they're still ...
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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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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Unicode Fallback does not work in inkscape

I upgraded to 14.04 and opened a SVG with amharic letters. The letters are አዲስ and I use the font DejaVu sans. Now after the upgrade, the characters are displayed wrongly. If I copy from Inkscape and ...
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PROBLEM : Unicode data corrupted from ascii program

I was using html2text program to extract unicode devanagari from html file. But it is giving output as, "शà¥à¤°à¤¦à¥à¤§à¤§à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾à¤". In Windows I would rectify this by using convert ...
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Gnome terminal filled with weird characters at random

Sometimes when I run a python terminal application of mine, I get weird characters all over the place. See screenshot. This only happens once in ten times. I haven't seen this happen in other ...
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How to view UTF-8 Unicode characters in VIM

I am using VIM 7.4 on an Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit machine. In my .vimrc file, I have the following lines: " Use UTF-8 without BOM set encoding=utf-8 nobomb The config file basically uses Unicode ...