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Ubuntu 22.04 Third Level Characters not available US Keyboard

i have a DELL XPS 13 7390 Notebook and run Ubuntu 22.04.02. My problem is i can't reach third level characters from my keyboard. I don't need these symbols very much but enough that it annoys me. ...
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Two different types of character " ^ "

I use mathway.com for solving math-problems. So now I have a problem with typing in numbers to power like "5²" just with my keyboard. The website doesn't recognize the key-entry for the ^-...
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Ubuntu 22.04 WSL 2 has problem rendering characters

I have enabled WSL on my Windows Version 10.0.19043.1889, installed Ubuntu Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. After installation, WSL was set on version 1: wls -l -v NAME STATE VERSION * ...
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How to print the ■ character in linux terminal using C?

This char is 254 in ASCII Extended Table, and 25A0 in Unicode. If I run putchar(254) the terminal does not recognize the char, as I think it utilizes not extended ASCII.
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Cedilla no longer working with US Intl. keyboard layout

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS with the US Intl. keyboard layout, but when I type ', then c, I'm now getting a ć instead of the regular ç. How can I fix this?
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A good icon for kcharselect [closed]

In the K menu, kcharselect doesn't have an icon. Can anyone suggest a good one (at the appropriate size, of course)?
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How to use old character sets

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2 LTS. I wonder if there is a way to use, with some today app like LibreOffice, old codepage characters set, like the old Atari ST character set: And the old 437 character ...
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How to add a character to the keyboard?

I would like to know if there is a way to add a character to my keyboard, since I have a German keyboard, but my mother language is Spanish and I would like to be able to use the letter "ñ" ...
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Autocorrect/autoreplace for Linux?

I haven't used it much, but as I understand it macOS has a feature that lets you specify something to autocorrect. (e.g whenever I type << it is replaced with «) Is there a package that I can ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 how to remove duplicate packages after upgrade

I noticed that in My Ubuntu 20.04, I have some duplicate packages (from Ubuntu 18.04): Calculator, System monitor, etc. For instance, when I search for System monitor, here is the result: In addition,...
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Why do Filenames created under UTF-8 not match the UTF-Codepage layout?

According to Wikipedia's utf-8 Codepage Layout, its character-set is as follows: ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0-9 : ; < = > ? @ A-Z [ \ ] ^ _ ` a-z { | } ~ But (excepting /), ...
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How to access Keyboard preferences / activate the Compose key / insert german umlauts in Ubuntu 20.04?

I need to be able to write german umlauts in Ubuntu 20.04 with a US keyboard. Found tons of outdated documentation on it, for example this question, which I couldn't apply to Ubuntu 20.04. Keyboard ...
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Only some Chinese characters properly displayed in my Xubuntu 18.04 system

I'm working on a CangJie5 typing tutor program in python, and I want to make the system able to display any character that can be typed using the CangJie5 input method. After making a list of the ...
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How to fix ubuntu calculator & System monitor garbled-character problem?

System: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, x86_64 Garbled-character problem as shown in the image below: But the gedit (Default Text Monitor) works fine: How could I fix this?
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Analyzing Characters in Ubuntu

I need a tool that can tell me the character encodings of each visible and invisible character from a range of characters I highlight within its editor. For example, a line break is usually \n in ...
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change obscure charset or font in ubuntu server console

When I opened a log file in my Ubuntu server, my server font changed to obscure character according to this picture: How can I restore it to the regular font?
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Unable to display a file encoded in ISO-8859-9 to the terminal

In short: How can I display a file to the terminal that is not encoded in UTF-8? Currently, I have a test file encoded in ISO-8859-9 and containing the following 12 characters: ğüşıöçĞÜŞİÖÇ The hex ...
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w3m charset source_dump not working correctly

I am trying to use the following command but can't get the right output: $ w3m -dump_source google.com r���G��2�Ph��ү�f�� ����?�l���%Y:���c(�����������Y\��s8Ư| ��;����1ʹ��D��^�lK���٥r��\���Սk�V��Ϸv�...
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Custom Keyboard Variant (for Transliteration of Arabic) not working

I tried setting up a custom keyboard layout in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS for being able to write Arabic transliteration for scientific purposes (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Arabic ; ...
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expect interferes with character encoding during ssh

In my company we use expect to automate tasks, when ssh'ing into other systems. All our legacy systems run ISO-8859-1 character encoding, while our desktop systems run UTF-8 encoding. Which of course ...
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ubuntu 17.10 terminal language broken

dup2(soc,0); // �ٲ� �κ� Ȯ��, ���Ͽ� ���� This sentence is one of my code. (comment language is Korean.) If I view sourcecode in terminal, this situation happened. I changed my default language ...
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How to write umlaut and other non a-z characters in xfig [duplicate]

Using ubuntu 17.10, how can I write umlaut and other non a-z characters, like ö, in xfig?
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Migrate web server (apache). Debian to Ubuntu Charset problem

I want migrate old website (php 5.6) from Debian 8.10 to Ubuntu 16.04.3 server. The apache configuration have been exported in the new server and mysql database is hosted on another server : no ...
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What's a good program to generate new character symbols?

I want to create a new character symbol. I don't want to create an entire font, or change any keyboard settings. I just wanna draw a single character that I can then copy, and paste it in a text. I'm ...
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Unable to change gnome-terminal default character encoding

I have tried everything that I could find on the internet. $> gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding "en_US.UTF-8" $> cat /etc/environment ... LC_ALL="...
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Some Unicode characters do not show up correctly anywhere in the system ಠ_ಠ

ಠ_ಠ looks like squares in Google Chrome and in Sublime Text Editor. 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) seems like I have to reconfigure or reinstall some package...
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how to copy files from Windows share to Linux and preserve character sets

I'm making manual backups of remote Windows shares to my Ubuntu server. It's as simple as mounting the shares with mount -t cifs and running rsync on that. My problem is with accents or special chars ...
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Character encoding - empty rectangles

More and more recently I see empty rectangles in text areas on the web. I think it is Ubuntu 14.04's character encoding/Unicode libraries not being up to date but I don't know. I also think it is ...
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Bash history corrupted after power loss

I went to the store and when I came back, I found that I had forgotten to plug in my laptop and It had died from a low battery. When I rebooted, I was surprised to find that my bash history, instead ...
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won't render chinese characters in txt files

Pretty much would say same post as this how to display chinese character in txt file on ubuntu 16.04 I went to language support and installed both simplified / traditional chinese but when I open up ...
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how to display chinese character in txt file on ubuntu 16.04

I tried some methods to fix this issue,but no lucky.I can't find the auto-detected item to configure it.So what I should do next,I need help,and thanks a lot!
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Invalid encoding on shared folder mounted via fstab, but not in GUI

Mounting the folder via Network in Nemo shows all filename correctly, but when doing via Fstab with this code... //servername/sharedfolder /media/mountedfolder cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=...
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Cannot enter Latin-1 characters in tmux

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, I cannot enter Latin-1 characters (like Umlaute ä etc.) in tmux. I tried the packaged tmux, self-installed tmux 2.1 and 2.2. Furthermore, if I 'view' a file in tmux, ...
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How to write en and em dashes?

I understand that to be able to type en and em dashes I have to configure the COMPOSE key, or something like that, but I am not sure about that nor on how I get from there to be able to type en and em ...
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How to avoid strange characters with Internet downloaded file names

I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10, in my desktop PC, and Lubuntu 15.10, in my laptop. With both OS, I get strange characters into the downloaded file names from Internet. I mean, file names with spanish (...
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How to display "»" \xBB in xterm?

I am trying to display double > "»". I belive it is xBB in char set. How can I do it? Thanks
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How to print an octal value's corresponding UTF-8 character in bash?

I expected printf %s '\<octal_character_value>' to do the trick, but it doesn't: printf %s '\101' Outputs: \101
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Strange characters inserted before username both in Terminal and Tilda terminal emulator [duplicate]

Started noticing some odd behavior when using Gnome Terminal, Tilda terminal emulator also a couple days ago. Basically whenever I launch a fresh instance of either application (new tabs also) I get ...
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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. Do ...
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Unable to mount cifs with iocharset=utf8

When I try to mount a cifs share with option iocharset=utf8 I receive the error: mount error 79 = Can not access a needed shared library. What shared library am I missing?
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What is the "Character Map" application used for?

Ubuntu comes pre-installed with an application called "Character Map". In the terminal, it can be launched as "charmap". What is this application typically used for? What function does it provide ...
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PHP's UTF-8 charset does not match SQL Server's latin_1 charset

My site has a webform and its submission data is written to a Microsoft SQL Server table. My site is built on a PHP / Apache / Ubuntu-Server stack. The charset of the website is UTF-8, but the charset ...
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I cannot use letter "o" with my keyboard. (Ubuntu 14.04) - Dell xps 17 702x

After I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and then 14.04 right after, I cannot use caracter/letter "o" with my keyboard anymore. I didn't customize any shrotcut and no shortcut with this letter is ...
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Opening a non-utf8 encoded text file

I sometimes need to open text files that are encoded in EUC-KR. man gedit gives: --encoding Set the character encoding to be used for opening the files listed on the ...
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Why Chinese for my uploads?

Didn't use to happen. Now happens with any upload of csv data, regardless of content (and it isn't Chinese!). I checked cat /etc/default/locale LANG="en_US.UTF-8" My language settings are all ...
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I am unable to type polish characters when connecting via ssh

I'm running ubuntu server 12.04 on VirtualBox. When connecting via console, I am able to type in Polish characters just fine (both on the command line as well as in VIM). When connecting via putty, ...
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How do I check the character set used by ubuntu and probably change it

As the subject says, I am curious to know what character-set is used by Ubuntu, is it ASCII or something else like utf-8/utf-16 etc. And if possible how can i change the default character set.
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Is there a way to tell what encoding is used for the name and content of a file?

Is there a way to tell what encoding is used for the name and content of a file? Both GUI and terminal solutions (preferred) are fine. Thanks and regards!
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How to use alternative encoding in specific gnome applications?

Currently I'm trying to convert an Audio CD to ogg(s) using asunder, however, the encoding used in the CD (GB2312) is different to the current X session's (UTF-8): I tried to use a different one, but ...
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Read character encoding with sed

I'm trying to write a bash script to convert all special characters inside a file (é, ü, ã, etc) into latex format (\'e, \"u, \~a, etc). Usually, this stuff is really easy to do with sed, but I'm ...
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