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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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Unicode input in Fcitx

To input a Unicode character I press Ctrl + Shift + U, typing the code and press Space then. But there is no underlined u letter during typing. How to make it appear?
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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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Ibus + m17n Hindi/Sanskrit conjuncts with r [duplicate]

I have installed ibus with m17n (version 1.4.1-1), and all seems to work, apart for conjuncts with ra. I have tried using different fonts, and both hindi (hi-itrans) and sanskrit (sa-itrans), but ...
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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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Unable to print PDFs containing Unicode

Is there any trick to printing PDFs containing Unicode? I'm trying to print this paper, and although I can view it just fine on my Ubuntu 16 laptop, when I send it to another Ubuntu 16 computer (...
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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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How to list all specified characters in vs?

In vim edited file ,the function can list all specified characters with red color. function! CheckMark() hi! ChineseMark ctermbg=red guibg=red match ChineseMark /[\u3000\uff01-\uff5e]/ ...
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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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Missing latin characters on Mono GDI+ TextBox

There is an issue and so far I'm unable to solve it. I have a program written in Mono with GDI+ forms and controls. It seems that there is something wrong with the following unicode characters: ĉ, ċ, ...
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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 ...
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Convert java utf-8 string(one symbol) to ubuntu x11 Keysym

I'm writing an app that sends key presses from android's virtual keyboard to to some client. Currently I'm implementing the Ubuntu client, sending fake x11 input events. I have a problem converting ...
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Fonts don't show as expected in firefox on Ubuntu

Problem description: I have firefox (Hebrew) 4.0 installed on Ubuntu 16.04 and it shows Hebrew fonts like so (the rectangles with Unicode addresses should be Hebrew letters): Can you suggest where ...
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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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How can symbols like €, £ and other special characters be typed briskly in Ubuntu 16.04?

How can special characters (like €, £ and others) be typed briskly in Ubuntu 16.04 (set in US English and with a UK keyboard)? I have seen instructions online for previous versions of Ubuntu but these ...
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grep regex .* not matching everything

I've recently gotten into using tools like grep, wc, cat, etc. because I have to deal with some very large CSV files (>10GB) which aren't quite delimited correctly (for instance, having occurrences of ...
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Which program (hex editor) can convert from hex code string to unicode?

Suppose I have string, returned in Json, like 004100610061 Is is string. But if interpreted as Hex, and then as Unicode, this will mean Aaa Which hex editor can provide ability to decode this? ...
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Which font is needed to display a specific Unicode character?

Sometimes (e.g. in my Firefox browser) I see those Unicode fallback characters like the one below for the Unicode character U+0880 (just an example) instead of the real character. Another example ...
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how to install Nepali font such that the terminal can display it

Picture I am working on the terminal such that I can read the output but for some reason I am not able to display unicode / nepali characters in the terminal properly For example I want to display ...
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Unicode character Rocket not shown in Lubuntu

On my Lubuntu 16.04 installation, I cannot see some Unicode characters, for example the Rocket character U+1F680 in Firefox. Are there any extra packages, I have to install to be able to see those ...
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Unicode composition on Xubuntu 16.04.1

I've just installed Xubuntu, but i noticed that the combination to compose unicode: Ctrl+Shift+U isn't working. Normally an underscored 'u' should appear and i should be able to type the code for ...
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Save and use a custom character set

I use Character Map (charmap) but I find it annoying to search through all the characters for the ones I want, because I only use about 30 of them regularly. What I want to do is add characters that ...
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Does Ubuntu (Touch) support Unicode 9?

Does Ubuntu (Touch) support Unicode 9 (with all the fancy new "emojis" discussed here) and if not, what version of Unicode does it support? As you can see below, OTA-12 for Ubuntu (Touch) has a lot ...
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Spreadsheet using devanagari numbers

Spreadsheets allow for inputting Devanagari characters but the functions such as SUM etc. still expect English numbers. The equivalent Devanagari characters - १, २,३ ..... are not used as numbers in ...