Questions tagged [unicode]

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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Proper display of unicode characters in desktop notifications

In the desktop notifications I receive (thunderbird, discord...), the smileys and unicode characters don't display properly. The most annoying is that unicode characters for French are not supported. ...
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printf unicode 7 characters from bash

I am on Ubuntu 20.04. I want to print this symbol from bash and I tried printf "\u1F5E0" but it didn't work. Is this supposed to work or I have font packages missing? Please advise on what I ...
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ubuntu 20.04 server edition unicode character problem

I installed Ubuntu Server 20.04 then upon that installed Gnome. Now system wide i have the problem that the unicode characters are not displayed right. I have tried dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and ...
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Why does print('\x9f') in the python3 REPL hang gnome-terminal?

xterm doesn't hang. echo -e '\x9f' doesn't hang on xterm or gnome terminal. non-REPL python3 (3.6, 3.8, 3.9 tried) truncates the string but doesn't hang. Same for IPython 7.13.0 Gnome Terminal version ...
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What font does Ubuntu 20.04 use for creating keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 20.04, I have created a new input method for my language (Hmong, language code: hmn) by editing the text file template.txt in the directory /usr/share/ibus-table/tables. After installing 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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What could cause huge graphical characters to appear in Gnome Terminal?

I first found this when using pipenv under Ubuntu 18.04, none of my workmates seem to have this issue. Their characters are about the same height as a normal character and twice the width. When I run ...
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Vietnamese spell check

Spell check in Ubuntu doesn't work for Vietnamese tone marks. The spell check for 'có' is not the same as the spell check for 'có'. The first (typed with Ubuntu) has this unicode: 111 006F o ...
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How to make a custom xkb layout with combine unicode symbols?

I'm trying to do a custom layout for a language call Pilaga. I need to make this symbol 'b̶' that I make from combining this unicode char U+0062 U+0336 Now I having trouble trying to add this symbol ...
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Install Unicode Hindi Mangal Font [duplicate]

How to install Hindi Mangal Unicode Font on UBUNTU? I always used this font on Windows OS but don't know how to install Hindi Mangal Unicode Font on UBUNTU?
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Can't get unicode characters to display on Ubuntu Server 20.04.1

I'm running Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 (no GUI) and want to be able to see unicode characters in the terminal. Just to be clear: I'm not SSHed into it, the terminal I'm using is the one directly on the ...
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Unicode input by character name

I greatly dislike inputing unicode symbols by their code numbers. Usually, the way I input these characters is by using Ctrl+Shift+U then typing the code and pressing enter. For example, λ is 'u03BB', ...
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Problem opening and reading Windows NotePad document with Unicode in Ubuntu

I opened a Windows NotePad document in Ubuntu, using Text Editor(gedit), which was in Unicode format and the document opened with a yellow heading section containing error messages: There was a ...
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Unicode Characters aren't working on urxvt terminal

I want to change my terminal from gnome to urxvt. But there are some issues in urxvt that I cannot resolve. I use vifm for my terminal file manager. Vifm looks different when I am in urxvt. This is ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, top bars of apps are showing boxes with numbers in them instead of titles [duplicate]

Every application window has these numerical things instead of titles since I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04:
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Why I get 🇪 If I try insert Estonian flag emoji 🇪🇪 by unicode codepoint?

I want to insert Estonian flag emoji 🇪🇪 by it's unicode codepoint U+1F1EA, but when I press Ctr+Shift+Alt+U and insert the mentioned codepoint, I end up with REGIONAL INDICATOR SYMBOL LETTER E: 🇪 ...
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Browse unicode sites w3m

I can't see Bengali on terminal using w3m.Any ideas? Take https://www.google.com.bd/ as an example.
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Text shown as unicode code points [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 19.10, everything is fine. but when I try some of the apps the text is shown in a boxed unicode code points: The List of apps showing the behavior is: File ...
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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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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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Characters in filesystem replaced by Unicode boxes after upgrading to 20.04 LTS

After upgrading to 20.04 LTS, the characters in the terminal, Nautilus, and Settings menu are all being displayed as boxes, as shown in the screenshot. There is no issue with the browser, or the ...
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Wrong keyboard input in Dhivehi language

On Dhivehi input, when I press the o key, an unexpected character appears. The expected character is the Thaana obofili (U+7AE), and that's what the key mapping shows. But when I press the key, some ...
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UTF-32 support in Ubuntu Terminal?

In Ubuntu 18.04 default Terminal, I go to the main menu and select "Terminal" -> "Set Character Encoding" I only see in the Unicode sublist only UTF-8. Is it possible to have also UTF-16 and UTF-32? ...
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I want to use the 'convmv' command to change Title and Artist

I used convmv to change the unicode of the file. But Title and Artist cannot change it.I want to change the title and artist. convmv -r --notest -f TIS620 -t UTF-8 *
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Can't login Ubuntu 18.04 after restart and write commands

After installing a package and remove it with apt-get, I restarted Ubuntu and can't log in again. When I trying to write in any tty and recovery mode instead of character put square and can't write ...
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Find unicode by its code via grep

How find a symbol by code of Unicode? E.g. try find a space ('\u20' or '\u0020') in the second line: echo -e "u20\n \nfoo" |grep "\u20" - found the literal u20, not the space line. echo -e "x20\n \...
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UnicodeDecodeError error when starting Software Properties GTK Ubuntu 18.04

There is an issue when I try to launch software-properties-gtk on Ubuntu 18.04. Nothing happens when launching via desktop icon, and via terminal this error comes out: root:~# software-properties-gtk ...
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How to see the green check mark mentioned in man snap?

OS: Ubuntu 19.04 Both the list and find commands in man snap have this: A green check mark (given color and unicode support) after a publisher name indicates that the publisher has been verified....
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Getting “pangoxft library not found” error when configuring wxWidgets

I'm trying to configure wxWidgets 3.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10: $ ./configure --with-x11 But getting an error when running the config script: checking for PANGOXFT... configure: error: pangoxft library ...
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How to make Chrome render these characters correctly?

I ran into this font weirdness today (in Chrome, on 18.04): It should look like this (Screenshot from Firefox on the same system): Here's what I've tried: Installing a bunch of font extensions in ...
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Convert Unicode files to monospaced PDF files

What I have: Text files containing straight ASCII with some Unicode special characters and box characters. UTF-8 encoding is used. I am running Ubuntu MATÉ 16.04. What I want: The text files ...
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How can I input Unicode characters in Kate and Konsole on Kubuntu 18.04?

In Kubuntu 18.04 Konsole or Kate applications, I cannot get special characters by enter a Unicode, such as 0x1234 to display 'ሴ'. Ctrl + Shift + U combo key does not work on those applications, but it ...
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Unable to type INR sign in 18.10 [duplicate]

I am not able to type symbol for Indian rupees using my 18.10. I have set Regional format as English ( India ) and in other areas where I can find English ( India ). But when I type ALT+4, I get 4 on ...
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Ctrl+Shift+u does not work on Kubuntu 18.04

I have installed Kubuntu 18.04 and want to input unicode characters, but Ctrl+Shift+u combo does not work. I also try to install ibus using sudo apt install ibus ibus-gtk ibus-qt4 ibus m17n, then call ...
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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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Is it possible to use the Greek keyboard layout in Scribus?

I typically have my keyboard set up to use multiple alphabets, toggling with alt+shift; I use American English and Greek most frequently, followed by occasionally Japanese with Anthy, and occasionally ...
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Unicode Text Tool

The website https://yaytext.com/ lets you turn any plain text into stylized Unicode. What's a software program on Ubuntu or just plain Linux that will do the same? I don't like depending on websites ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: How to display all non-English characters in wine?

So I have a music collection that came from various places (East Asian, Indian, those European languages with accents and etc). When I launch a Windows app like foobar2000 (swiss knife of sorts for ...
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How can I sort fonts of different languages?

Is it possible to sort fonts of different languages instead of the alphabetical order which is the default sorting order?
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gnome-terminal default font for not supported characters

How to check what is the default font used by gnome-terminal, when user defined font doesn't support some characters? I have configured monospace-font as 'Ubuntu Mono'. $ gsettings get org.gnome....
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Unicode/UTF-8 problems in ssh session with Ubuntu Server 16.04

I have a fresh Ubuntu Server 16.04 installation, and I am now testing how it handles unicode characters: I have a file name with a unicode character in it: testā.txt. If I pick up it with a tab, ie $ ...
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Use alt key to generate unicode chars

On MacOS, the Alt key allows us to generate Unicode chars via regular keystrokes. For example Alt+J → ∆ (Increment, U+2206). Is there a way to alter my Ubuntu machine so that the Alt key does this? ...
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Firefox shows numbers and symbols as emoji, how to disable this? [duplicate]

I've been digging and searching the web for an answer to this, but to no avail. What is causing this: As you can see, it makes it hard to read numbers. Setting Firefox to safe mode does not fix it. A ...
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gedit error : “Unexpected error: Invalid byte sequence in conversion input”

I'm doing a research project in NLP. For that I have to analyze a unicode (Sinhala) text file of around 10mb and it opens in Google docs. But when I try to open it from gedit I'm getting this error ...
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ibus(unicode vietnamese) not working with skype

i install ibus (unicode vietnamese) in ubuntu 16.04 but only skype not working. chrome or facebook it ok. Please help me!
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Change “Ctrl + Shift + U + unicode + enter” to “Alt + unicode”. Is that possible? Where (which config) can I change it? [duplicate]

I have found Ctrl+Shift+U+unicode+Enter quite too long for «quoting the things», or • bulleting • it • up. However, on Windows another OS, it is quite cool: just hold Alt, type your code on a ...
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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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Unicode Character U07AE not working in LibreOffice/Gedit

When using 'Dhivehi' as a keyboard input source, unicode character U07AE does not work when typing on LibreOffice or Gedit. The character is o on the keyboard. When this key is pressed nothing ...
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NumLock doesn't work with combo of keys

I use a lot Unicode characters, and numeric keypad doesn't work with Ctrl+Shift+U on Ubuntu 17.10 (but I remember it's this way since 16.04). NumLock works reversed. That's not good. I'm a little ...