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Questions tagged [unicode]

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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Zero-width characters embedded in phone number whenever they are copied from the address book

Whenever I use Contacts.app to fill out a form on a website, I have a problem with any phone number field. Contacts.app adds unicode "left-to-right override" (E2 80 AD in UTF-8 contexts, 20 2D in UTF-...
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Why do some characters are not displaying correctly in this website?

If I go to this website: https://www.w3schools.com/charsets/ref_utf_misc_symbols.asp I can see some of the first glyphs, but later down the page most are missing. In their place, I can only see the "...
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HighSierra MacOS Input Sources and Input Menu Unicode Keyboard Bugs

I have an occupational need for about seven different keyboards including US, Greek Polytonic, Classical Hebrew, Ethiopic, Semitic Transliteration, and extended Latin keyboards (college professor). ...
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Display emoji faces for correct & wrong commands in terminals

I want to customize my terminal to display emoji faces, showing sad face for wrong command and happy face for right command that I enter. Is there any way that I can do this using my terminal bash. ...
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Combining diacritic marks don't work in iCloud Pages?

Here is what it looks like if I type an "e" followed by an acute accent combining character, in macOS Pages (and in most good text editing programs). Here's what happens in iCloud Pages. I sent ...
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Why do files with accented names get deleted when rsync to a smb Windows share?

I am trying to backup some files from a Mac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to a machine running Windows 10 Pro. From the Mac, I mounted to my user directory in the Windows machine with SMB (smb://...
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Fixed width Unicode characters overlap adjacent characters

When using any fixed width font but "Menlo" (Blue) font in Terminal, Unicode characters eat more space than they are supposed to, overlapping the adjacent characters (Red, "Monaco" font). Is this a ...
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Is there any way to fix the damage done by the Unicode Indian character?

My friend has an iPhone X and he got hit by the Indian character text bomb via WhatsApp. Appearently he was able to remove WhatsApp from his phone but his phone still randomly reboots/resprings. Is ...
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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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Type checkmark emoji without variant form

I use Notes on my iphone and mac. When I type an emoji checkmark on the mac it is text-sized (✔). However, when I type on my iphone and then view on my mac, the checkmark is larger (✔️), and increases ...
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Display single double width chars in iterm3

I have a battery-emoji in my prompt when the laptop is on battery power. Because this is a double width char and iterm has issues with it, my prompt is broken. One char after the prompt sign is ...
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Unicode subscript characters do not display

None of my apps including Chrome, TextEdit, and MacVim can display the unicode character subscript t shown here -> ₜ Example text: graph Gₓ at time Uₜ The subscript x displays fine but not the ...
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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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How to find shortcut keys (⌘⌥⇧⌃) in Unicode popover?

How do I find the keyboard shortcut Unicode characters in the popover launched by ⌃ ctrl ⌘ cmd Space (not sure of the official name, but I’m referring to the “emoji picker”)? Note that the ⌃ I’m ...
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Unicode fonts not stacking correctly (especially Kokonor)

Correctly formatted Tibetan text, when pasted into Word, especially using the Kokonor font, does not stack correctly. Is there a solution or workaround to this?
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Typing five-digit Unicode

Does macOS have a way to enter Unicode characters with more than four hex digits? The flags, for example, are ligatures, each with two five-digit code points. They are supported by macOS fonts, ...
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Is there a shortcut for → (U+2192, Rightwards Arrow) in iOS?

When answering questions on Stack Exchange, I like to use → (U+2192, Rightwards Arrow) to refer to a series of menu options. It's a simple, universally supported character which displays identically ...
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Take fonts from Safari an use them throughout my Mac

First off, I’m using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 and Safari Version 10.1.1. This website confirms that I “have a Unicode BASIC EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS font installed” and that my version of Safari ...
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Find emoji description on MacOS or iOS

Someone sent me an emoji in a text on an iPhone. How can I lookup the "description" of what it represents using the native UI? Ideally I want to lookup the unicode name / description, but a data ...
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Are there default shortcuts for special hyphens and minus sign?

On Mac, en dash and em dash characters can be typed with Opt - and Opt Shift -, respectively. But are there default shortcuts for other bar-like characters, especially for these ones: U+00AD SOFT ...
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Is there a simple way to convert a Unicode text file to PDF on the command line on macOS?

What is a simple way to convert a Unicode text file to PDF on the command line on macOS? One can open a text file in e.g. TextEdit and print it as a PDF. Is there a command line equivalent?
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Is there a way to view Unicode values in the “Emoji and Symbols”?

The emoji and symbol window is good for inserting into documents, but when I need the actual Unicode values, it isn't anywhere in the UI. Is there any way to get those information?
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Chrome not displaying regional language

My chrome is not able to display my regional language like Hindi. But I can see that page properly in Safari. Chrome: Safari: I am using: iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) MacOS Sierra (10.12.2) Chrome ...
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How can I avoid data mangling in filenames when copying files between Linux and macOS?

When we transported a CMS filesystem and mysql dump via rsync from one Linux server to another Linux server, we used a MacOS in the middle to store the data temporarily. After the CMS was up on the ...
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TextEdit El Capitan file-transfer open file text missing

I'm trying to get started on a new work machine. Both my old and new machines are running El Capitan. My problem is when I try to move a ".txt" file from one computer to the other, via usb-stick, it ...
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How do I enter a degree symbol – ° – on an iPhone or iPad?

Let's say I'm working on my pork belly recipe [I'm not – there's only one you'll ever need] and I want to record a temperature. I don't want to write out "500 degrees" I want to write "500°". How do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...