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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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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Unicode not showing in UXterm after modifying .Xresources

I use nvim within Xterm. But it has no unicode characters (if I write for example CtrlV u2713 nothing appears, just a blank space). So I decided to switch to UXterm, where the unicode characters do ...
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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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I have a Fontconfig Error in Chromium Ubuntu 18.04 wayland

Firstly my emoticons are just black and white on youtube and other sites. It worked up until a couple months ago, then randomly worked a couple days ago. I tried installing Noto and I think I may have ...
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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 make dmenu work with unicode characters?

I try to show emojis in dmenu on ubuntu 19.04, but it doesn't work even if I specify the -fn parameter. What sould I do to make dmenu shows unicode character?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Bangla Font issue in Terminal

I have a program that outputs Bangla in the terminal. But unfortunately, the output is not displayed properly by gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The output should look like this: আপনাদের দোকা...
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Malayalam unicode support in terminal - Ubuntu 16.04 minimal

I have installed youtube-viewer in my Ubuntu 16.04 minimal desktop. When I am running youtube-viewer, malayalam results are not showing correctly as you can see in the screenshot below. I have tried ...
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Enter Unicode Symbol? [duplicate]

How can I enter Unicode emoji into programs on Ubuntu using only the keyboard? I'm trying [ctrl] + [shift], 1F1E6 in terminal but the find window ends up poping up when I get to F.
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How can I make my terminal display non-standard characters?

I am working on some UTF-8 text files whose content is in another language. Most of the text displays correctly, but some characters show up like this: <U+200C> How can I make my terminal ...
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Edit compose key - in system/preferences/keyboard

I am trying to allow for a compose key - I would like to type in unicode characters with one keystroke (that is my end goal here). I got here (see picture): But I cannot seem to enable it. Anyone ...
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Unicode keyboard layout missing on Tamil [duplicate]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04 from 16.10, I've lost the feature of typing in Unicode layout for Tamil language. Also there is no option to select Tamil (India) which was present in the version 16.10;...
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Enter Unicode mathematical symbols conveniently

I want to conveniently enter Unicode symbols such as greek letters μ, ξ, ... and mathematical symbols such as ∀, ∃, ... Using the character map is not convenient. I would prefer to enter something ...
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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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Problem rendering compound letters in Devanagari and other Indian scripts (for languages - Hindi, Marathi, …) [duplicate]

I am having trouble getting letters to be rendered properly when created as combinations of two or more partial letters (this is a special feature of some Indian scripts, you can form compound sounds ...
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How to get letter “ć” with the dead keys? [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (64 bit) and want to get letter "ć" using US layout with dead keys. My current layout is US with AltGr and dead keys, Compose key is set to Win. Here are some ...
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Unicode characters missing

I can't get my terminal (and python) to properly display some Unicode characters, mainly the new bitcoin symbol. The output is a box. $ echo -e \\u20bf My ...
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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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Strange garbage charachters in terminal, when typing Devanagari and some other Asian scripts [duplicate]

If I try to enter devangari or some other asian characters in the terminal, I get some strange circle characters after (or before?) some of them. For example: that is how the text looks like in my ...