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Questions tagged [character]

Questions relating to letters, numbers and symbols or the Special Characters window

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About converting to UFT8 from a “Simplified Chinese” file having a “garbled” file name

I use Mac with English MacOS interface. I download a file from Chinese website(Simplified Chinese). It is garbled file name. The garbled file name: %E6%B9%96%E5%8D%97IPTV.apk The real file name: ...
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Character viewer missing Unicode blocks

I just switched from OS 10.9 to OS 10.14, and the character viewer (aka "Show Emoji & Symbols") looks like this: Where have all the other Unicode blocks (e.g. Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Georgian,...
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How to enable foreign/accentuated letters popup on ukelele (.keylayout) custom keyboard keypress?

I have created and installed a custom keyboard layout with the ukelele application. This keyboard is installed here : ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/my-custom-layout.keylayout When the default english ...
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Mac Excel won't recognize Spanish/Portuguese accents (UTF8 or ANSI)

I'm working with Excel to open a delimited (tabbed) txt file that contains Portuguese and Spanish accents. As you can see below, in the third row there is a title "Último Año" that is correct. ...
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Safari fonts not displaying properly

Safari 12.0 macOS Mojave version 10.14 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) AS of today (2/11/2018) characters in Safari are being shown as boxed question marks. The same websites ...
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How can I type the Multiply symbol (“ד) on iPhone?

I was using speech recognition to send a message in WhatsApp, and when I said “multiplied by” this sign appeared: I can’t remember seeing this symbol on the default iOS keyboards, so I wonder if ...
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Activate Emoji & Symbols and Character Viewer independently

Sometimes when editing text, I want to use the Emoji & Symbols viewer to quickly type a symbol. Other times, I want to open the full Character Viewer window. Unfortunately, there only seems to be ...
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How do you type a character with its ASCII code?

I need to type the form feed character 0x0C in ASCII on my Mac. Is there any way to do this? I've tried using "Emoji and Symbols" from the Edit menu, but it's not in there.
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Avoid two-character umlauts in PDFs

Introductory explanation An umlaut is a German vowel, represented in writing as a letter with two dots (diaeresis) over the basic vowel. Examples of umlauts are ä, ö, and ü. These three letters can ...
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How to use Character Viewer with only keyboard and no mouse?

I'm looking for a mouseless/mouse-free solution. And I want to use the whole Character Viewer-- not just certain characters. I can open the Character Viewer with CTRL+CMD+SPACE, but it doesn't have ...
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How to sort the special characters menu?

In order to type special characters, I long press the standard char and then I get a menu to pick exactly the one I need by pressing its number. For example, if I want to type á I need to long press a,...
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Decreasing the time delay for diacritic marks menu appearance [duplicate]

On my iMac, when one pushes certain character keys after about 1 second a menu appears with the selected character with diacritic marks (accents) - i.e. when one presses S, one is presented with a ...
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macOS text substitutions: How do I distinguish lowercase and uppercase characters

When using the keyboard shortcuts functionality in macOS (i.e. substitution of a sequence of characters to another sequence of characters), I see that it's randomly detecting the uppercase vs. ...
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How can I copy the “Frequently Use” Characters list (Edit Menu> Emojis & Symbols) from one Mac to another Mac

Most macOS applications (Adobe being a notable exception) implement the standard macOS Edit Menu > Emojis & Symbols command that shows a floating palette of Glyphs including Apple's Emoji set and ...
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Making the macOS Special Character Popup Menu Appear Everywhere

I find macOS' special character popup menu, the one invoked with a long press on some keys (like A. see image), and incredibly useful feature. For some reason, it doesn't work in all of the ...
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What are these characters that I get suggested “ℬ ℱ ℳ ℛ ℰ”?

When I type on my iPhone running iOS 11 I get these characters as suggestions: ℬ ℱ ℳ ℛ ℰ They come only for the letters "B F M R E”. They only appear for single letters and disappear as soon as a ...
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Mac app for show all character features in notepad++

I am working in 2 environments (Mac & Windows). Once I have problem with invisible characters in Windows and notepad++'s "show all characters" feature helped me a lot in displaying the invisible ...
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Long press key to reveal special characters does not work after update to High Sierra

I have a similar problem as the asker in this question on Apple's forum. After I updated from Sierra to High Sierra (v10.13.3) on a MBP retina 13" mid 2014, I noticed the character picker (special ...
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Activate PressAndHold for LibreOffice or OpenOffice

With most apps on my macos (TextEdit, TextWrangler, Skype, WeChat, Mail, Xcode, Android Studio, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) when I hold down a letter like E, I get the choice of accents to use from ...
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mount not working for utf-8

I've set the locale: $locale LANG="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8" ...
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iOS 11 autocorrect bug typing the letter capital I

So for some odd reason it seems that some iPhones are having trouble processing the letter "I" and I was wondering if anyone knows the solution to this or if it's just a bug in iOS 11? on some iOS 10 ...
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How do I modify the alt+[key] special character mappings?

So pressing alt+[any key] gives you a special character. I am wondering if there is a way to change what special character is outputted for every alt+[key] keystroke. For example, I would like to map ...
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Is it possible to to type 16 bit unicodes with Unicode Hex Input?

I want to be able to type Unicodes that have more than 4 digits, such as 𝄞 (1D11E) or 𝄢 (1D122), but macOS only registers the first 4 digits and types the wrong character. I know on windows this can ...
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missing unicode character

I am searching the Unicode character &#x23FB in Apple's character table. I cannot find it, even though it has been introduced in Unicode 9. I seached the whole unicode tables on the mac. The ...
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Getting strange characters in third party apps. How do I fix it? [closed]

I don't really know how to explain this problem, so i'll just show some screenshots. GIMP is completely unusable. it looks like it's in another language. Visual Studio does it too, but only in certain ...
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Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS High Sierra

Firstly, this is for High Sierra I've already tried this step: Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra Add a second language like French in Settings -> Keyboard -> Input ...
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AppleScript: How to get the character count of an .rtf file?

I would like an AppleScript .scpt file to determine the character count of any given .rtf file. I'm not sure if this is standard for character counts, but I would like each space character (" ") to ...
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iOS: How can I view more Unicode?

I would like to be able to view more Unicode characters on my iPhone—specifically, more mathematical operators and symbols. Most of these are not visible on iOS and either appear blank or as a ...
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Is it possible to keystroke special characters in AppleScript?

The Bug: For certain special characters and symbols, AppleScript will fail to keystroke the actual character, and will instead simply type the letter a. An Example: The following AppleScript code: ...
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How do I access special characters on Apple's Smart Keyboard?

I bought the new iPad Pro 10.5" and with it the Apple Smart Keyboard with the US Layout. Now I am constantly switching between writing in german, english and some french. Therefore I would like to ...
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Get list of all fonts containing a specific character

On macOS Sierra, I would like to get a usable list of all fonts that cover (contain a glyph for) a particular Unicode character. Is there a way to do that, either via a tool, or the commandline, or ...
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How to insert a vector notation in Keynote/Pages?

This is different from an overbar. A vector can be any letter topped by a small arrow like so: Is there a way to do this in Mac Keynote/Pages?
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Strange characters in APPLE Software License Agreement

I have been getting notifications to do a software update. The Software License Agreement has some strange characters. I am not sure if it would be ok to accept it.
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Option key jumping is inputing special characters

I've got an issue with text input using special characters against my will each time I use the option ← → keys to jump between words. I'm not wanting special characters to be what I'm typing when ...
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Emoji and symbols input panel weird behavior

I am talking about the text input panel Emoji and symbols that could be opened thorough ctrl+⌘+Space. It could be opened as a bubble: or as a window: The problem is only in the bubble mode: when I ...
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option-e is not longer a dead key for acute accent on QWERTY layout

I am French but I have always been using US QWERTY keyboards with my Mac. It suits me fine because 90% of the time, I type code or write in English. In the occasional 10% of the time that I need to ...
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How do I type the grave accent/backtick (`) from mac to windows?

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop v. 8.0.36 (have also tried 8.0.33) to a windows server. When I use the button to the left of 1 on my keyboard, I get a backslash in the remote desktop. If I enable ...
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tree command shown Chinese character as unicode

(env) ➜ zhuaxia git:(master) ✗ tree /tmp/test /tmp/test └── 谢211220_3_8 ├── album_description.txt ├── cover.jpg ├── 谢211220;210\230浩231_3_8.mp3 └── 谢211220_3_8.mp3 (env) ➜ zhuaxia ...
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How to access Turkish letters via Accent Character Menu on MacBook?

If I'd hold a key on my MacBook, I get a nice pop-up with the accents for that particular letter. Now, I can see that not all letters are being shown. For example, I'd like to show the Turkish letters ...
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How to select “Press and Hold” characters over 10 characters

When I have more than 10 characters in my "Press and Hold" set, I am unable to type 10 or 11 or 12 to select a character. It registers the second keypress. If I type "12", it registers "2" and inserts ...
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Character accent menu only appears for some letters

Although when I hold down 'e' the accent menu appears fine, if I hold down 'r' it does not. This is not due to no accents existing for r - the character I am trying to get is ' ř ' - as I have had the ...
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Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra

Before upgrading to macOS Sierra, I really liked the Character Accent Menu by doing a long press on a key (for example, the character e) and being able to add an accent on it. However, this ...
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How does one type circumflexes in El Capitan?

After updating to El Capitan I discovered that I was no longer able to type circumflexes. Before I was able to enable the "International Extended" keyboard in settings. Now it seems to be replaced ...
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Adding to accented characters available on OS X Keyboard

If you hold down a letter then OS X will show you options for accented versions of that character. This is very useful when typing in other languages. However, not all the versions of that letter ...
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Shift-Option-<key> is adding accented characters

On El Capitan (10.11.4) I somehow got into a state where using the key combination shift+option+key outputs accented or special characters. For example shift+option+k :  shift+option+j : Ô ...
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How to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS)?

I have my new iPhone 6S, on iOS 9. I would like to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS). How can I have that? I have turned on the setting for that. But for some recipients ...
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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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Type Lambda λ on a Mac?

Is there a way to type lambda λ on a mac without switching the entire keyboard binding to Greek, as described here: How do you type Theta on a Mac?
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Insert accented letters in passwords

This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself. How can I insert accented letters in passwords? When I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the ...
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Some native keyboard accent shortcuts not working since OS X 10.11.3 Update

I have a Qwerty keyboard on my MacBook Pro late-2015, set to the standard US layout, that I sometime use to write French accentuated characters. However, since the last OS X update, some accent ...