Questions tagged [special-characters]

If a character has a meaning beyond its literal meaning, a meta-meaning, then we refer to it as a special character.

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r��duit xxx file does not exist

If I got files via mail or download files with french characters on my Kubuntu 18.04 and I want to copy or delete or rename this files I got an error: The file or folder /home/rolf/ArtForLand/(r��...
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Problem with wrongly displayed accented letters

I'm using Kubuntu 20.04 and I'm having problems with the display of accented letters and some other special characters. In particular french accented letters are displayed as Cyrillic characters and ...
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How to add special characters in ~/.bashrc file?

I am trying to make a bash alias to grep for Git conflicts within files after a merge occurs. Usually on the command line with bash shell, I run grep -nr '<<<<<<<', where the ...
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Missing hexagram for before completion in GNOME Character Map

Wiki's Hexagram chart show the following unicode chart. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F U+4DCx ䷀ ䷁ ䷂ ䷃ ䷄ ䷅ ䷆ ䷇ ䷈ ䷉ ䷊ ䷋ ䷌ ䷍ ䷎ ䷏ U+4DDx ䷐ ䷑ ䷒ ䷓ ䷔ ䷕ ䷖ ䷗ ䷘ ䷙ ䷚ ䷛ ䷜ ䷝ ䷞ ䷟ U+4DEx ䷠ ䷡ ䷢ ䷣ ䷤ ䷥ ䷦ ䷧ ䷨ ䷩ ䷪ ䷫ ...
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How do I insert an umlaut on the u in ubuntu in a Web Text Input?

I have read this post: How do I insert an umlaut on the u in ubuntu? and i managed to get the Umlaute: Activate the Compose Key like described above in Tweaks. (i have chosen Right Alt) and then enter ...
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Special characters substitution stopped working in Kile (compose key)

This question is a duplicate of this post on TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange, but, since I strongly suspect that my problem is due to a bug in KDE/Kile, I thought it would be appropriate here as well. So ...
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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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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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How to enter alternative characters from extended keyboard

I have installed Russian(Kazakhstan, with Kazakh) input source. How do I type the alternative(neighbour) character in this layout? Here is the screenshot of layout. By default it types the characters ...
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Tesseract with “fl” and “fi” characters

I started using tesseract yesterday. It worked very well, but apparently my original text (in the scanned image) had characters that combine fi into one, single character and fl into another single ...
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mv: missing destination file operand when special characters are involved [duplicate]

This one's silly. I saved my vim session with :Obsess -S Session.vim instead of :Obsess Session.vim, so now I have a -S/ Session.vim file in my project and can't open it with vim as the following is ...
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gedit showing wrong strange numeric characters after ubuntu upgrade

I was running ubuntu 19.04, then I used the dist upgrade gui to upgrade to 19.10. Then I did the same to upgrade to 20.04, which I'm currently running. I'm don't know if this started happening after ...
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Can't type properly use AltGr after updating to Ubuntu 20.04

Before updating to Ubuntu 20.04 my AltGr key used to work as expected. My Keyboard layout is portuguese (brazil) abnt2. I use AltGr specially to type things like º Now, if I just press AltGr a weird ...
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Combine overline character with number

According to what I've read pressing Ctrl + Shift + u and then enter the Unicode number, here 203E and then entering the character to combine with, i.e. 6 should result in the correct symbol, but I ...
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how to access directory with non-ascii, \n character in dir name

I have some data saved in a directory which has a non-ascii character in the name, how can I access the data within? The directory appears as: w0p6_t[[0.53.5]?[1.71.2]] but escaping the special ...
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How can I type special quote/speech marks such as those used in Icelandic?

When writing in English and we quote some one else we use these "double-quotes" which are available on the keyboard. Some languages require different quoting styles, for example in Icelandic low and ...
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Password with special characters

I accidentally created my password with numlock closed in terminal. Now my password is pagedown, left cursor, right cursor, home, insert, insert (346700) I can't type this in gnome login because ...
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Find and replace folder and file names with Windows incompatible characters

My Ubuntu (18.04) drive is synchronised with a Windows drive. Some of my folder and file names in Ubuntu contains characters not allowed in Windows and this causes issues during sync. I want to find ...
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Special character at the end of commands

Do commands like ls and ps actually end with a special character to indicate termination of response?
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Entering keys doesn't work on 18.04 with gnome-tweaks

I have a Hungarian keyboard, here's the layout. I've just updated to 18.04 (from 16.04) and now I can't enter [AltGr]+[<key>] and [letter] or [AltGr]+[Shift]+[<key>] and [letter] ...
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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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Accent characters on ubuntu 18.04 works in some softwares but not in others

I have recently installed a Ubuntu 18.04 and I use i3wm. My keyboard layout is br abnt2 and it is already configured but I am not been able to use some accented letters in some softwares (textboxes in ...
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Error caused by spacebar character

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on a virtual machine (Virtual Box Version 5.2.18 r124319 (Qt5.6.3) ). I am coding in C on Visual Studio Code and every time I type a '=' followed or preceded by a space (...
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GNOME Characters 3.28.2

How can one use the character map application that comes with Ubuntu 18.04 to browse Unicode blocks by script? And how to make it display non-latin characters? I selected "letters" from the left-hand ...
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Changing alt gr key to different key to type special caracters

I need to type Latvian and therefore need to use special characters as ļ, ņ, š and so on. Pressing and holding alt gr while typing is real problematic. Is there a way to assign different key and set ...
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Quick insertion of down quotation marks

Is there an easy way to input these quotation marks on Linux: „“ ? On a Mac, there's a relatively easy compose shortcut, but I couldn't find a shortcut for Linux. There doesn't even seem to be a ...
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Keyboard shortcuts (including the control key) returns caret (^) plus the capitalized input character

I'm sshing from my Mac to an Ubuntu machine, but for some reason the key bindings do not work properly. For example when I try to run the tmux shortcut CTRL+b it returns ^B. The closest questions I ...
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Gnome-terminal and Xfce4-terminal with ISO-encoding needs special-character keys to be pressed twice

In a gnome-terminal as well as in a xfce4-terminal, when I change its character-encoding from standard UTF-8 (with 2 bytes for special-characters) to ISO-Latin 8859-15 (always 1 byte), the following ...
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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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Special characters do not work after changing the keyboard layout in 18.04

I changed the keyboard layout with Alt+Shift. If I release Alt after the language change, but do not release the Shift, then special characters do not work. I need to release and press the Shift again....
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Can I display graphic characters in a terminal? [duplicate]

I saw a couple screenshots showing some characters displayed as graphics, like this: While in my terminal I get this: How can I configure my terminal to display those images???
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How to make the ^ button stop raising things

I don't know if this is an Ubuntu problem but it doesn't do this when I boot into windows with the same computer. What happens is that when I press the ^ key, the next character is raised half way ...
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How to reset the admin password on Ubuntu 12.04 if the username has a space [duplicate]

I'm having difficulties resetting admin password on my Ubuntu 12.04 if the username has a space eg. Buggs Bunny? At the prompt it will only display Buggs and wont allow the password command to work
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use “tee” command to append asterisk debug information to file

When I run: $ asterisk -rvvv | tee temp-log-asterisk.txt $ ubuntu*CLI> dialplan reload $ exit this is the real output of asterisk: Now when I look into the content of temp-log-asterisk.txt I ...
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LibreOffice menu bar problem

Any idea of why does this happen? I don't know why this happened, suddenly it displayed that way. Please see the screenshot below I would appreciate any help concerning this issue. Thanks!
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Writing without polish characters on some webpages

How can I fix it? When I type altgr+s it selects all text instead types ś. It is here http://lubimyczytac.pl/ on search field. It's annoying.
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Caron key on Ubuntu 16.04 prints subscript 5 after small delay

Freshly installed system. On key with characters +ˇ=´ I am able to use caron with Shift key (it's ˇ, e.g. with Slovak layout), but if second key is pressed too late, it just writes ₅ before it. Same ...
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How to turn on the typographic layout in Xubuntu 16.04

I tried many things but to no avail (I added 'lv3:ralt_switch', 'misc:typo' to ’input-sources’ using dconf-editor). So how do I set up the 3rg and 4th level of the keyboard? I use En, Ru and Uk ...
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Why do special characters change the width of trailing/leading space character in Gedit or medit?

When I paste a special character, from the Character Map, into Gedit or medit in Ubuntu 16.04, then the space characters directly after the special character display with a "compressed" character ...
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BabelMap-like charmap program for Linux?

I've been using Gucharmap and also KDE's equivalent (I'm using Kubuntu 16.04) before, but found that none of them reach the level of sophistication Andrew West's BabelMap program offers, especially in ...
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Shift + 3 gives pound instead of hash after Update

I updated Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10. After update, my keyboard layout changed automatically. Now instead of getting hash on pressing Shift+3, I am getting the £ symbol. I cannot even find keyboard layout ...
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Effect of quotes when setting PS1

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I have a question for setting PS1 and using single quotation marks. I have been practicing to change a prompt. So, I have followed an example in the book, then I'm faced a ...
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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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How to get special characters on keyboard input?

I am taking a latin class, and I need to be able to type latin on my keyboard. Due to the fact that latin uses all the characters in english, it's been fine so far, but now I've run into a problem. I ...
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No filename globbing in FTP whith special characters

I want to upload a bunch of files from my box to my FTP server. There is no problem if I send the by complete filename, but it seems that ftp command can not send files with filename globbing. Here is ...
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Restoring Unicode Character Map facility on Ubuntu Gnome

On Unity-based Ubuntu, I could bring up the Character Map quickly from the Text Entry menu: How might I restore similar functionality under Ubuntu Gnome? I use a lot of Unicode characters, and it ...
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How to successfuly map non printable Zero Width Non Joiner on keyboard in Ubuntu?

I am trying to type Urdu and for correct typography I need to type Zero Width Non Joiner from the keyboard. I have already located it in the character map, copied it, and using the Custom Shortcuts (...
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How do I remove all single quotes in all files recursively using `rename`?

The title says it all and yes I know there are many questions similar, but the closest I could find was removing " and not '. What I've tried so far is: find -name "*'*" -type f | rename 's/\'//g' ...
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Suddenly can't type non english characters any more

Suddenly my Kubuntu 16.04 refuses to write some characters. Usually I was able to press ´+a = á but now I just get ´a on some applications like Firefox on some other applications like Konsole or ...
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Libre Office Math - Characters not showing up

I opened Libre Office Math and noticed that all of the mathematical characters are broken and look like squares. What should I do so that these characters appear normally? If anyone's wondering, this ...