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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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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Display Japanese/Chinese (non-ASCII) in Matplotlib on ubuntu

I am trying to display Japanese strings in Matplotlib using python. The general answer to this question is to manually set a compatible font[1], but I am having trouble with this in Ubuntu. I built a ...
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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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How do I use regex to remove all punctuation and symbols? [closed]

I'm using Python 2.7 regex. I need to remove all symbols, punctuation, numbers and whitespace from strings in different languages. For example, these two strings: the following characters: ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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? [duplicate]

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? [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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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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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 ...