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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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, column 00. A very small one is also available at F0E0, column 1F. Is it ...
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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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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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Inputting Unicode mnemonics/diagraphs

How do you input unicode mnemonics (RFC 1345)? For example - then + gives ∓. This cheatsheet is nice reference. Vim, Emacs, Screen and ZSH all have the ability to enter these, however I am unsure how ...
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How to enable Arabic support in GNOME terminal?

I'm trying to write Arabic in the terminal app but it does not recognize right-to-left text and does not bind the Arabic letters together as it should. I tried this solution https://bugs.launchpad....
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Some texts appear as “Label empty”

I've got a problem with some of the texts not appearing in Ubuntu 11.04. I use the Spanish translation of Ubuntu and reinstalling the packages didn't solve the problem. You will find some screenshots ...
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Found an error in font in Ubuntu, where and how should I report it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I report a bug? I am playing with Braille unicode characters and I just realised that DejaVuSans Mono and FreeMono(and maybe other fonts too) show character: ⡳ U+...
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How do I type β with combining circumflex accent?

There's combining circumflex accent, U+0302 (in the Combining diacritical marks block). Neither it nor the letter β are on my keyboard. How do I combine the two to write "beta hat" like this when I ...
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Text inside files has squares with numbers in it

Some text files I come across, have little squares with numbers in them (in place of certain characters). I am unable to copy and paste these in Ubuntu, but may search and replace in gedit each ...
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How can I configure default fonts by unicode blocks or single codepoints? [closed]

I have the following vexing problem I've been trying to solve for weeks now, to no avail so far. *WARNING overly long question---in short: * what I need, in essence, is a system-wide way to exactly ...
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Is it possible to type a thin and hair space without entering the Unicode?

Is it possible to type a hair space (u200a) and a thin space (u2009) in Ubuntu without entering the Unicode code? Something with the Compose key?
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Cross-platform non-ASCII symbols in filenames with TrueCrypt

I have a TrueCrypt volume created under Windows 7. Some folders and file names contain Cyrillic symbols. When mounting the volume in Ubuntu 10.10, I see question marks instead of those letters. Is ...
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Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible?

I know there's this question How can I type special characters like ë?, but I'd like to know if there is any possibility to configure the keyboard to use windowish style to insert special characters (...
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How to make Empathy to support Unicode names in Jabber?

If I use non-latin letters to name a Jabber contact, then in chat windows (and in contact list too after I restart) they are displayed as &#nnn; codes, not as letters I've written. Is this fixable?...
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Why does printf report an error on all but three (ASCII-range) Unicode Codepoints, yet is fine with all others?

The 'printf' I refer to is the standard-issue "program" (not the built-in): /usr/bin/printf I was testing printf out as a viable method of convert a Unicode Codepoint Hex-literal into its Unicoder ...
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How do I switch to Unicode entry mode?

I am trying to switch into Unicode entry mode using Ctrl + Shift + U, but after I hit this combination nothing happens. I also tried Ctrl + U, Ctrl + Alt + U. Do I need to enable this mode anywhere? ...
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Is GNU Emacs Unicode compliant, or is it just Multi-Lingual aware via Mule?

I've read that GNU Emacs handles international scripts via a system called Mule (Multi-Lingual-Environment). I also read (somewhere, a while back) that there was a move afoot (in recent years) to ...
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What feature is at play when Ctrl+Shift+Alt+U,E “types” an unprintable hex 000E?

I tend to use Ctrl+Shift+Alt for my customized system-wide keybindings. When I tried Ctrl+Shift+Alt+U it printed an underscored u and waited for more keyboard input!... Some keys were accepted and ...
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Can I specify what characters set the double-click selection boundary in GNOME Terminal?

When I double-click to select text in GNOME Terminal, the selection stops at spaces but continues over hyphens: Some of my filenames contain uncommon characters such as the heavy teardrop-spoked ...
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Unable to change encoding to utf8

Hey! I am having this really strange problem. I can't convert a file to utf8 it's always in us-ascii. I have tried this: iconv --verbose --output=test2 -t UTF-8 test (I have also specified ...
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Non-ASCII characters show as boxes in textbox of VB.Net application under Mono

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 (can't upgrade due to some applications being incompatible with later versions), with all updates installed. A colleague has written a VB.Net application which seems to run ...
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How can I troubleshoot keryx 'UnicodeEncodeError' error?

As it had been recommended here I tried to install Keryx but I am getting following error and could not able to open up the software. Here is the error message: (keryx:4127): Gtk-WARNING **: GModule ...