Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

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Ukelele keyboard not found by System Preferences

I'm trying to install a custom keyboard layout I made in Ukelele that makes extensive use of dead keys and Unicode special characters. Ukelele seems to work fine and installation works for test ...
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Does rsync have issues with Unicode Characters in filenames?

I run rsync via a crontab every night to make an offsite backup of a directory's state, fairly trivial stuff really. While going through the logs, I noticed that in particular there were a set of ...
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Unicode terminal lock symbol

Is there a character for the below key symbol that you can copy and paste?
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Access the Character Palette as a standard application, or similar Unicode browser?

Is there a way to access the Character Palette (i.e. Character Viewer, or "Show Emoji & Symbols"): ...as a standalone application, with a normal window (as opposed to a floating panel)? This ...
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OS X: Unicode Input

I think the only thing I like about Windows is the fact that you can easily enter Unicode characters using the Alt key plus the numeric keypad. I hate using the Show Emoji & Symbols for this sort ...
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How can I make a color icon a character in the private area of unicode?

How can I make my own emoji-like color icon and assign it to the private area of unicode? I recently learned that there's a tool for this purpose for Windows that's called Private Character Editor but ...
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How to type foreign currency symbols on iOS?

Is there a way to type special unicode characters, or more specifically foreign currency sumbols, on an iPhone or iPad? I mean symbols like ¥ (Yen), ฿ (Bitcoin or Thai Baht), ₩ (Korean Won) etc. I'm ...
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UTF-8 five-character code point in Terminal

How can I use the Unicode Hex Input keyboard to enter UTF-16 representations of characters in Terminal? Specifically, I'd like to enter U+1F601 (grinning face with smiling eyes). Using the Unicode ...
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Display unicode information

The unicode entry tool in OS X 10.11 (the one displayed in your menu bar if you tick the appropriate box in the first tab of the keyboard settings) allows me to copy information about a symbol. There ...
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How to type “Full Width” characters?

I would like to be able to type with the "full width" characters, such as abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ or 0123456789 or even !#$&*+-<=>?@[\]^_{|}~⦅⦆¢£¬ ̄¦¥₩ ...
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make a spelling corrector (.aff or .dic ) from a .dictionary?

does someone know if there is a spelling corrector for Pali ? (.aff or .dic ) or if it can be made from a .dictionary ? what i manage so far is to add the PTS dictionary to the Dictionary app (mac os ...
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How to type a capital letter from the extended Latin alphabet in OS X

I'm aware that if you want to type a character from extended Latin alphabet in OS X (like in the word über), you just press the basic symbol key for a while and then a popup occurs with the list of ...
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uconv on Mac OS X anywhere?

Is the uconv utility (a tool from ICU that provides Unicode normalization) available for Mac OS X? I did not find it in homebrew and searching the web for solutions did not turn out anything useful ...
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Does Behavior of non-ASCII filenames change?

I have some similar music libraries which I would like to remove duplicates on (which are contained in a Disc Volume I'm loading wirelessly from a QNAP server). I know there are applications which can ...
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How can I type unicode characters without using the mouse?

I want to type unicode characters with the keyboard. I'm looking for a solution with no mouse usage. For example, below I have a line with the unicode "PILE-OF-POO" character: 💩 The codepoint for ...
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How to access Greek symbols on OSX (Mavericks)?

I write mathematical computer code. I frequently need Greek letters such as ø My current workflow is terrible: hold down OPT and run my finger across the three rows of the keyboard: œ∑´®†¥¨^øπ“‘« ...
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How to paste Chinese/Unicode characters to Terminal?

I'm trying to paste these Chinese letters: 你好世界 to my Terminal, but instead I've got "^L" or some other weird characters. The same happens for other unicode characters (such as £āēīōūśṣṭēīōū) when ...
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Unicode font changes depending on input in text box

The letter ℂ, which is unicode U+2102 behaves strangely in Keynote. If presented by itself in a text box, one font is displayed. However, if it is prepended with the letter 𝔻, which is unicode U+...
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Why OneNote shows these weird characters?

Check this out - in Sublime (no hidden characters): Now in OneNote (a simple command + c / command + v): Since there isn't a Unicode option in OneNote, I don't know what to do. :-( Do you guys ...
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extend the press and hold app to other keys

Thanks to this question: Customize accents when holding down a key I know understand how to customise the press and hold app a bit to letters. But I'm wondering, could I do the same trick for other ...
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Customize accents when holding down a key

I just noticed that if I hold down a key in mac when typing, that I get some custom bar that let's me choose between accents. I'm a mathematician, and I like writing unicode math symbols directly (...
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Issues with Unicode symbols in some applications running in Terminal.app and iTerm2

Darwin DeoGloria 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0: Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Fresh user account. Terminal.app and iTerm2 with UTF-8 set. Accented ...
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How to search for a character in the special characters window?

Am I missing something or is the search function in the special characters window not very helpful? For example, I'm editing text and I want to insert the character for π (pi), so I select "Special ...
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Convert single unicode character to png image

I need to convert a Unicode character (e.g. ⦿; CIRCLED BULLET; U+29BF) to a PNG image for use within a reporting tool (Crystal Reports). I need to preserve the font, size, and formatting of the ...
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Special character codes are displayed in the Terminal for diacritics when connecting to an Ubuntu Server

When I connect to an Ubuntu Server (ssh) and I try to see some text in the Terminal form the remote server, I get character codes instead of the appropriate text with diacritics. for example for a ...
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Can you get blackboard letter N, R, etc., symbols for mathematical notation?

The Special Characters palette includes many mathematical symbols, but I cannot seem to find blackboard bold versions of N, R, and Z, which are commonly used to denote the set of (respectively) the ...
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Unwanted transformation of Chinese characters

When I copy and paste character it's transformed into the Japanese version, 禮 (radical 示 instead of 礻). What's going on? Is this some 'feature' of Unicode? Is there still a way to paste the ...
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\u2018 includes a whitespace character under Mac OS X

Regardless of whether I use the GNU version of printf--and regardless of whether I'm using the \u2018 escape sequence in printf or in nodejs's console.log--the unicode character ‘ is always ...
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Use a combining macron in Word 2011

I need to utilize numerals with macrons positioned over them for the mathematical notation involved in the Hermann–Mauguin notation of crystalline space groups. OS X has nice Unicode support, so ...
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Firefox doesn't display Japanese symbols

On my system, Firefox doesn't display Japanese characters, for example on the main page of the Japanese Wikipedia. Safari has no problems with this, so what is wrong with my Firefox installation? ...
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UTF8 filenames and shell utilities

Try the next commands from the terminal: touch á.txt $ ls á.txt find . -name á.txt -print prints nothing. My Terminal.app settings are utf8 - see here: The question: How to achieve to work ...
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Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
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Does anyone know how to disable unicode text input in text fields?

I absolutely love the Cocoa text engine. A few modifications to a little xml file - ~/Library/DefaultKeyBinding.dict - and you can get just about any key sequence to work in any standard Cocoa text ...
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Unicode HOT BEVERAGE (U+2615) in Google Chrome

In the screenshot below, I am looking at an email with a unicode HOT BEVERAGE (U+2615) character. The character is displayed correctly in the OSX dialog and in the developer tools, but not in the web ...
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What is the Mac keyboard key with a symbol ⌅ of an up arrow pointing into a horizontal line?

On a Mac, symbols are often used for keys rather than names. In Adobe Indesign for Mac, the keyboard shortcuts for inserting various break characters are described using what looks like an up arrow / ...
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Is there a dashboard widget that has extended Unicode characters?

I've been looking for a decent Unicode widget that allows access to some of the weirder characters like ✓ and ✗. Does such a beast exist? I've tried a few and all of them seem kind of ...
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osx - opening a unicode file in text edit

I'd like to process a unicode text file using TextEdit. When I open the file using TextEdit or TextWrangler instead of seeing Nattvardsgästerna I see this Nattvardsg‰sterna (which is incorrect). When ...
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How does the OS X font fallback system work?

I'm trying to design a font containing symbols for internal use in our organisation. I've created a font using this tutorial, and I've assigned a symbol to the unicode position 0xF600. This lies ...
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Is it possible to add a symbol to the character palette?

I guess everybody here knows about the character palette of Mac OS X. Is it possible to create a new symbol, using an image or a vectorial shape made in Illustrator, and add it to the character ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 OS X and unicode

I have problems with my Word files when I try to open them on Windows machines. So, I checked the file and got that Word file has Unicode symbols. How to fix it? Thank you.
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Add TL Symbol to Character Viewer (Unicode 20BA) [TL simgesi]

I want to add the new 2012 Turkish Lira currency symbol, U+20BA, to Character Viewer as shown at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_lira_sign What can I do?
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Adding Unicode decorators to text in Pages

Is it possible to add a copied (via Cmd+C), for example, vector arrow to a letter in Pages? If so, how?
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Where can I find the unicode symbols for Mac functional keys? (Command, Shift, etc.)

Is there a list of key-symbols that I could reference?
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Where can I find an explained list of emoji (emoticons) used in iOS?

Where can I find an explained list of emoji (emoticons) used in iOS for use on Mac OS X? Some of them are not quite clear and I would like to see their base meaning (I know that you are free to use ...
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TextEdit removes Byte-Order-Mark (BOM) from Unicode/UTF files. How to fix?

I'm working with UTF-8 files, but TextEdit seems to not fully support the BOM. When a BOM is present, it DOES render unicode characters correctly. However, upon saving the file, the BOM is removed, so ...
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Use option-arrows with Unicode Hex Input

I recently switched to the Unicode Hex Input to make typing technical symbols easier. It seems, though, that the way it uses the option key to detect unicode input overrules the ⌥+arrow method of ...
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How do I look up the Unicode # for a given character on Lion?

How do you find the Unicode number representation for a given character in Lion? On Mac OS X 10.6 when hovering the mouse cursor over for example the ⌘ symbol in the "Character Viewer" a tool ...
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How to obtain glyphs from the “Apple Symbols” font in Lion?

I'd like to make use of the special iOS symbols found in Apple Symbols font, e.g. the "Reload" and "Action" glyphs. In Snow Leopard, I could obtain and insert them via the "special characters" pane ...
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Copying Devanagari on OS X

I am working with several files in various formats (PDF, HTML, DOCX) that contain Devanagari (Indian) script. When I try to copy text using either CMD+C or the right-click menu, it is transformed ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 right-to-left (Arabic) doesn't work

I'm facing a problem with Office 2011 for MAC, for example, when you open WORD 2011, and key in some Arabic letters, each word will appear as discrete letters not connected as one single word as it ...