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Pasting UTF-8 into Terminal (zsh) does something weird [closed]

Is there an environmental setting that makes pasting text into Terminal work differently from typing it in directly? I reported this as a bug, but maybe there's some environmental setting.  After the ...
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How to add additional codecs to iconv?

I need to work with IBM encodings from the EBCDIC family and in linux I have no problem running a command like this: iconv -f IBM-284 -t UTF8 test.sh But in mac I get the following error: iconv: ...
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Do ID3v2 tags need BOMs?

I've noticed an anomaly in ID3v2 tags created by Music.app.  It doesn't affect usability at all, at least not on my system. But it's odd and might affect how someone else sees the same file. I have ...
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UTF-8 characters rendered ISOLatin1 in Music but not every time)

Seems like a bug in Music or in the third-party app eyeD3 or in the third-party app Amadeus Pro. Not sure which, or even if it is something else. I use text and audio to help me learn a language.  I ...
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Spacing error in Terminal

Notice the nonexistent space displayed in the first output. I've sent this to Apple as a bug, but is there anything the user (or admin) can do to fix it? Locale is en_US.UTF-8 The worst part of the ...
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Inconsistent rendering of UTF-8 in Mail

I recently received this (not the first time) in Mail.app on MacOS 11.4: On Jun 24, 2021, at 10:02, web host <support@web.host> wrote: "Head Geek (伟思ç��)" <webmaster@my.TLD> ...
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Rsync keeps copying the same file

I have used rsync for many years between linux filesystems without any problem with a very deterministic behavior. Now I try to use it on mac and experience some problem that some files (a small ...
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Terminal MacOS emoji support

I was just wondering if anyone knows the emoji support that the Terminal.app has in MacOS? I'm using zsh, and I end up with this when I type it out, I get the following (note I didn't add a space ...
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What the difference and usage of encodings UTF-8 and UTF-8-MAC in iconv?

What the difference and usage of encodings UTF-8 and UTF-8-MAC in iconv? I thought it was the difference between \n and \r(MAC OS 9) at first. But I tried iconv -f UTF-8 -t UTF-8-MAC filename > ...
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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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What's the simplest way to process files with UTF-8 characters in groff on macOS?

I require Polish diacritics, such as ą, ć, ę, etc. Of course, I can always pre-process the file to replace UTF-8 characters with escaped characters but that's not elegant.
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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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UTF-8 glyphs are too small

I have been setting up my new terminal on both of my MacBooks Pro and I noticed that UTF-8 glyphs are way smaller on one of them. This holds true in every application and I can't find the setting that ...
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Can't open .html file with UTF-8

how could I change the file encoding using OS X? If I open a file on Windows Notepad I see all the symbols and everything is fine. If I open it using TextEdit or TextWrangler I see only question marks ...
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sshd not setting locale

Edit: I should have mentioned in my original question that I was using MacPorts SSH client, as it turned out there were two root causes. See my own answer below. When I SSH into my OSX machine, it's ...
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Force open a file with the UTF-8 encoding

I have a file that contains text. The file is not a text file, it is a SQL file. I want to open this file with the UTF-8 encoding in order to copy and paste the texts. So far, I'm trying to do it ...
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Recursively remove all invalid characters from text files in place

I have several thousand text files, some of which contain invalid UTF-8 characters. I want to recursively remove all invalid characters from these files in place. I am aware that many similar ...
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automator and python script utf-8 output

I wrote a python shell script and it fails in automator workflow : # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import urllib, json, os, datetime import locale locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, 'fr_FR') url = "http://...
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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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XQuartz, utf-8 and filenames

This is a question in the continuation of this one: UTF8 filenames and shell utilities: the nightmare of utf-8 and filenames is…. How to avoid this confusion with most notably the ls command on ...
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