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 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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Zsh fade and fire prompts don't look so smooth in yakuake as in gnome-terminal

I am using kubuntu 14.10 with yakuake and zsh installed. I like default fire/fade prompts included to the default zsh distribution. They look really nice for me, but I cannot make them look in yakuake ...
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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 ...
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How to check if a ttf file contains a certain character?

Using the command line, how can I check if a *.ttf file contains a certain character? I want to know if the font-file Ubuntu-R.ttf contains the U+2007 (FIGURE SPACE) character.
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Change newline character in gedit [duplicate]

So basically there is 3 types of newline characters according to operating system: Windows, MAC and Linux. Gedit is using Linux by default, but I'd like it to use Windows, so I can open the same text ...
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terminal + ssh doesn't display UTF correctly

I have a remote server, to which I connect via SSH. On separate Mac OS and Gentoo computers, when I connect to this server, unicode works fine. On my brand new Ubuntu installation, I don't see ...
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How to Triforce on /b/ on ubuntu

How can you type three triangles in the shape of a triangle? So a ascii art of the Triforce from Zelda using the triangle symbol. /b/ is a image board on 4chan. Text on this image board is edited by ...
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Problem with accented letters on Firefox and Chrome

I have Ubuntu 13.04. It's been some time that in different web pages I can't see the accented letters like àèìòù correctly displayed. But not everywhere. Some page work just fine. But today, for ...
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Ubuntu One file sync does not work on 12.04

I am experiencing file sync failure in Ubuntu One at 12.04 for about one month It happened without any notice and still continues. <> When I launch Ubuntu One, File Sync does not start. When I ...
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List of installed fonts that support a certain character

How can I find out which fonts on my system include coverage of a certain character, for example, U+2192? I've tried looking in Character Map, but I don't see a way to query fonts by character, only ...
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How do you change the default Unicode shortcut CTRL SHIFT U to something else?

How do you change the default unicode shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + U to something else?
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How to make a custom keyboard layout?

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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hindi fonts problem [duplicate]

I want to practise hindi typing, I have installed hindi fonts how ever when selecting fonts and trying to type in Hindi I get only English words following are snapshots You can see I have selected ...
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Decompression Program with support for special symbols? (Japanese)

I've recently gotten UTAU on Ubuntu (Through Wine / PlayOnLinux) and I've tried installing some voicebanks. I know that the default Ubuntu Archive Manager does not handle Japanese, and the tutorial I ...
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Conky error with gcalcli

Trying to get conky to show my google calendar on my desktop. However, whenever I try to run conky this is my output :: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gcalcli", line 1524, in ...
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ubuntu non unicode problem

How does Ubuntu read non Unicode programs? I installed an Arabic-English dictionary and couldn't read the display language Arabic to English. ALL I can see are ? a series of unreadable characters! ...
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Burning files and directories with long unicode names

Is there any CD/DVD burning app/ISO format which supports files and directories with long non-English (unicode) names? Apparently Joliet-long ISO standard supports filename up to 103 characters, but ...
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Using unicode correctly in Python 2.7, Ubuntu 13.4?

In the latest Ubuntu, with the default Python (2.7.4), I can't get unicode to work. This is what's happening: >>> print('tři') tři >>> d = {3:'tři'} >>> d[3] 't\xc5\x99i' ...
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kdenlive unable to show corectly or open folders or files with Unicode names (Ex: Arabic)

I was working on kdenlive correctly with out any problem in Ubuntu 13.04 x32. I use Ubuntu13.04 x64 Unity and installed Kdenlive form software center. I can't open clip that has an Arabic name or in ...
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xrvt-unicode doesn't display unicode characters

I do not why rxvt-unicode doesn't display some unicode characters correctly such as ☁ or ☂ while ⚡ is displayed correctly. These symbols are replaced by a little box as you can see in the screenshot ...
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Ubuntu terminal not displaying unicode properly

I'm on 13.04 32-bit version. I'm working on this regEx library with unicode features. The problem is when there is unicode characters to display in the terminal it doesn't display in the proper ...
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How can I change the encoding of a subtitle file?

I downloaded a Greek subtitle for a movie, and this is what I see when I open it with Gedit. Subtitle works great on VLC, all perfect. But what if I want to edit this subtitle with some Greek ...
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How to get Ubuntu to display unicode supplementary characters?

I have a standard desktop UI install of the latest Ubuntu distro and I'm trying to view this page: http://www.i18nguy.com/unicode/supplementary-test.html However none of the text display properly. I ...
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How to display Kanji in non-X terminal?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop installed, but disabled the start of X, because I do > 99 % of my work in a terminal. However, I have found out that the "Linux" terminal is unable to display Kanji. I have ...
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How can unicode symbols u+2404 ␄ EOT and u+2405 ␅ ENQ be corrected?

The title above is rendered incorrectly in Ubuntu 12.04 as: The unicode title identifications are correct for the codes but the symbols are switched. EOT ␄ is the same as control-D but ...
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What plaintext editor with math symbols integration is available?

I am looking for a text-editor with full unicode-math support. Plaintext math entered and rendered properly. I am not expecting typographical features and symbol-repositioning like LaTeX, but at least ...
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The unicode fonts layout provided by Ubuntu vs. the official font layout

While choosing Nepali language. I see there are slight differences between the layout provided by Ubuntu's Keyboard Layout vs. the standard font layout provided for Nepali language. I am also not ...
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Can I input Chinese in my xterm?

I have Chinese input working. I have xterm working. I have utf-8 working in my xterm. For example, I can see the lightning bolt unicode character. But when I input Chinese characters, I get those ...
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How to download link with unicode using wget?

Sometimes a link has unicode characters in it, such as http://www.example.com/файл.zip If you point your browser to it, it will properly prompt you to download the file as файл.zip. But if you try to ...
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How can I easily type full width alphanumeric Unicode characters?

How to easy type in Full-width alphanumeric way in Ubuntu? Full-width characters are those from U+FF00 to U+FFEF Is it possible by using IBUS or Japanese keyboard layout?
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Why is my OpenOffice.org presentation opening in LibreOffice Writer?

I have project created in OpenOffice.org Impress which is created in a local language. Today when I open it what I could see is: When I open with the settings what I could see is Writer is opening ...
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Devanagari characters do not render properly in gvim

Devnagari characters do not render properly in gvim. They appear just as they do when typed in vim running in a terminal (consonants and vowels separated.) Is there any way we can make vim handle ...
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Linear B writing not displaying in browser

Linear B is part of the Unicode standard since 2003. So why doesn't it display in my Firefox? The website in question is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_B Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) Firefox 14.0.1 ...
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Alt + ASCII code like in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? Is there a way to do Alt+ASCII code for typing ASCII code in Ubuntu like one can do in Windows? If so, then how ...
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SCIM Input Method not working

I'm trying to type in my native language Sinhala with SCIM..but nothing is working. (I heard about something called ibus could help.) I want to get the phonetic output in Sinhala Unicode, when I input ...
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How do I write unicode charcaters in console mode?

I know that I'm available to write unicode characters in a terminal application by pressing ctrl+shift+u + unicode hex value, but I don't know how to input ` (the grave accent for example), or any ...
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How to create a unicode combination of keys by pressing one key (Simplify unicode adding)

I am trying to simplify the way I add Unicode characters. At least to make them easier as in Windows for ASCII characters for new comers. Right now for example to add the letter Ñ I have to press ...
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Unicode Problem in Excel 2007

Right now I've downloaded an excel project with .csv format, but when I open it[Excel Under Wine], texts are not normal, It's a screenshot of texts: I think it's unicode problem, How can I fix it? ...
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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 and row OO. A very small one is also available at FOEO / 1F. Is it because this ...
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How do I install support for Unicode emoji in Chromium?

How do I make Chromium on Kubuntu render Emoji Unicode characters ? Like these : 💘💙💜💗💚❤💓💛💚💗
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What has changed in unicode font rendering since 11.04?

This is how a web page fragment shows on my old 11.04 system: and this is how the same fragment showed on 11.10 and shows on my current 12.04 system: Any idea what's wrong? Of course I have all ...
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/etc/init.d Character Encoding Issue

I have a script in /etc/init.d on an EC2 image that, on machine startup, pulls in source code via SVN, builds it, and then runs it using Ant. The source code is Java. Within this code is a call to the ...
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How do I change the Display Language Used for non-Unicode Programs? [closed]

I was watching English films translated into arabic with a .srt file. It looks like this in Ubuntu 11.10: For some reason, though, it looks like this in windows 8: so what can I do to see the right ...
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install sinhala unicode pack

Ubuntu has the built in sinhala unicode support. But it is not the 'wijesekara' keyboard layout. ( http://www.ucsc.cmb.ac.lk/ltrl/services/layout/ ) . How ever 'wijesekara' type pack is available in ...
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How to combine features of different input methods? [closed]

I want to have two different features concerning input methods. First, I want to have custom Compose key combinations. I use ~/.XCompose, but in order to make it work I had to change default input ...