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Unicode is a standard for the encoding, representation and handling of text with the intention of supporting all the characters required for written text incorporating all writing systems, technical symbols and punctuation.

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How to convert greek text to unicode using matching input method?

Good evening, I have a large TeX-file with Greek inclusions in traditional babel way: \textgreek{sunj'hkh|}. I would like to convert it to unicode for further work. Emacs has greek-babel input method,...
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How to represent guillemets in `org-mode`: Unicode vs Org-mode entities)?

I was planning to write some narrative in Emacs, and after a bit of research it seems that the most complete solution may be org-mode. Now, I report direct speech using guillemets (« and »). The ...
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Emacs 27.2 not rendering Devanagari fonts properly

I am having problems with Devanagari fonts in Emacs 27.2. I am using the Noto Sans Devanagari font to render the devanagari unicode font block. When I first start emacs up, everything works fine and ...
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How to print character code in UTF-8 (ie ASCII codes)

With (let ((c (char-after (point)))) I get the code of the current character, and if I just do (message "%X" c) it prints the hexadecimal UTF-16 apparently. Is there a simple way to get ...
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Why am i getting this "E926" character on my dashboard?

Why am i getting this E926 in my Emacs dashboard and how can I fix this? dashboard is an Emacs package - https://github.com/emacs-dashboard/emacs-dashboard.
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How to disable Emacs bidi?

I want to disable Emacs from ever displaying text right-to-left (i.e. ignore Unicode control sequences to change text orientation). How to do it?
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Buffer display issue with unicode characters on WSL2

I have a file with a single Unicode character in it: 🕯 (Unicode character CANDLE, codepoint 128367, #o372557, #x1f56f). When I open this file via emacs -Q and hit C-l, the display buffer has issues. ...
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How to replace unicode in emacs?

I'm using spacemacs, and am wondering how you do certain commands like replace and align with respect to unicode (particularly relevant for Agda development). For instance, → has the \to shortcut in ...
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Characters in unicode-smp charset have no glyphs in Emacs 27.1, debian buster, using MesloLGS NF font

I'm using Gnu Emacs 27.1 GTK on Debian 10 from buster-backports. I'm also using the MesloLGS NF font that ships with zsh powerlevel10k, and has a heck of a lot of unicode characters. Nonetheless, ...
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Problem in emacs-chess when I am using unicode symbols

When I configured chess to use unicode, it's not rendering properly. Below is the configuration I am using for chess (setq chess-default-display 'chess-plain) (setq chess-default-engine 'chess-...
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Display LaTeX-Quotation marks as unicode characters

When quoting in auctex, I use the strings "` and "' to typeset „ and “, respectively. Now, I want emacs to display the corresponding unicode characters to these strings. I've tried it with ...
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How can I force a Hebrew font to match the fixed width of Latin text characters in a mono font

I have setup my Emacs to use Noto Sans Mono everywhere. I did this on the naïve assumption that it was in fact a mono-spaced font, with full coverage of Hebrew and Greek Extended characters. ...
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Custom search for text under cursor

I would like to write a custom elisp function that searches for a few variants of unicode text under a cursor and highlights their occurrences in the currently open file. For e.g. if my text is ...
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How to properly align org table with mixed English-Bengali script?

I am unable to tidy up this table, so that last column is properly aligned, as the other two: |-----------+----------------+------------| | English | Bengali s. | Bengali w. | |-----------+------...
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Adding unicode special characters

I wanted to add a latin capital O with circumflex [ô] to a file in emacs, but for some reason all my attempts lead to the character being replaced by a question mark ?. I tried : M-x insert-char ...
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Problems with COMBINING OVERLINE unicode rendering in Emacs 27.1

[Emacs 27.1 from manjaro arch] Hi, can anyone help me with the following? I'd like to render "x bar" (x with a horizontal bar) above it in unicode. I can get in Emacs 27.1, using monaco (...
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Override the default font for emoji characters

My fonts setup is (setq default-frame-alist '((font . "DejaVu Sans Mono-10"))) (defun my-emoji-fonts () (set-fontset-font t 'symbol "Twemoji") (set-fontset-font t 'symbol &...
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How to open a file which looks like unicode in emacs

I have a file in my C: drive on Windows named MSDELog.log and from opening the file with a hex editor I can see that there is a null character after each character. But there is no indicator at the ...
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Penguin character in file

I use Spacemacs. I tried to type a command, but I mistyped. Instead of what I intended, a character was inserted that renders as this: I suppose that is Tux. When I try to copy the character, I get ...
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Why unicode 🂩 (poker card) can't be properly displayed in GUI but fine in TUI?

I'm having a hard time getting unicode to properly displayed in GUI. I'm trying to type poker cards unicode inside emacs GUI, 🂩 for instance. I would like to use font "Ubuntu Mono", NOT ...
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Paste very specific Unicode in scratch buffer freezes emacs -Q

I experienced a freeze which can be reproduced very easily on GNU Emacs 28.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.18, cairo version 1.16.0) of 2020-08-25 . emacs -Q Copy the Unicode U+...
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Use LaTeX accents with tex insert method

With this answer I learned how to insert math symbols with latex syntax directly into my buffer. What I can't figure out is how to make accents insert properly. I want \hat{\beta} to insert beta hat ( ...
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How to insert mathematical symbols in emacs

I'm writing an Asciidoctor file to take notes for statistics and would like to insert mathematical symbols like β. Is there any way to do this without copy and pasting?
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Ignore meta key when inputting unicode on OSX

I'm a newbie running emacs 26.3 (9.0) on OSX in the graphical mode (i.e. not in the terminal) and am writing a document with Devanagari (sanskrit text). Some of the letters in the inbuilt devanagari ...
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Uppercase instead of lowercase Greek letter shown in Julia mode

I am writing Julia code in Emacs, which allows the use of unicode characters in the source code. However, some symbols come out looking weird. For example the Greek letter nu: becomes: Does anyone ...
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Emacs -nw prints Turkish characters incorrectly

I use Emacs 25.2.1 on a Windows XP Laptop with a Turkish keyboard. Problem On emacs -nw the following (non-ascii) letters print incorrectly: Letters such as 'ö' and 'ü' which are also used in German ...
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How can you automatically translate fractions into their short unicode versions? e.g. ⅔

Ideally one can just type fractions as normally e.g. 2/3, and either the view simply displays it as ⅔, without changing the text itself OR the text itself is changed. I need this for org mode in case ...
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How to use unicode character for truncation and wrap slots in the standard display table

I'm trying to set unicode characters for the truncation and wrap slots in the standard display table (see code below) that are used in terminal mode or GUI when there is no fringe. It is working for ...
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unicode-fonts help needed

Any experts in the unicode-fonts package out there? What I am trying to do is set the font for CJK characters and not use the default. This seems very tough! Using the customize interface injected ...
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How to enter overlined characters?

Example: R̅E̅S̅ What I already tried, to no avail: Type R, followed by C-x 8 RET OVERLINE RET What works but is not nice: Copy the example above and edit it.
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How to regex match words? (in multiple languages)

I have a simple regex search which matches [A-Za-z], however I would like it to match other characters which would be used in dictionary words for non-english languages. e.g. ü, Ø, ɵ 人参, while ...
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Unicode input from keyboard (QMK) to Emacs

I have setup my QMK-enabled keyboard to output Unicode characters. In short, that was adding UNICODE_ENABLE = yes line to the rules.mk file and adding the following two lines to the config.h file. #...
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mail attachment filename coding

I try to use mu4e with smtpmail to send mail, and use mml-attach-file to add attachment. If the attachment filename contains non-english name, such as Chinese, the header of message will become ...
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Problem with emacs and sagemath unicode

I am using Emacs (GNU Emacs 24.5.1, which is admittedly old, but the problem also exists on a newer (25 something) Emacs on a different machine) and sage-shell-mode to work with the computer algebra ...
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How to display unicode chars in ielm

I'm using emacs on MAC OSX ELISP> (emacs-version) "GNU Emacs 27.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin18.7.0, NS appkit-1671.60 Version 10.14.6 (Build 18G95)) of 2019-09-06" ielm REPL echoes back ...
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Can Emacs render family emojis? (Emoji ZWJ Sequences)

For example (explained on Emojipedia): 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
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Unicode character display in emacs info under Chromebook secure shell

This may not be an Emacs configuration issue, but here are the symptoms: On a Chromebook, I'm using chrome's Secure Shell Extension v0.18 to ssh in to an Ubuntu 16.04 host, LANG set to en_US.UTF-8, ...
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Unicode characters in org-mode tables

Here's an org-mode table with some unicode math characters in it: Note that the columns don't align. I can manually fix the issue by inserting literal tab characters after each character via ctrl-q ...
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Howto display unicode character \u2026 in terminal mode in emacs

Magit uses Horizontal Ellipsis unicode escape "\u2026" (which should display as "...") to mark hidden section. How can I configure the Terminal/Emacs to display them when running in terminal mode (...
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Does `<meta charset=utf-8 />` obviate `-*- coding: utf-8 -*-` in an HTML file?

Is writing <meta charset=utf-8 /> in an HTML file (being edited by Emacs) sufficient, or do I also need to specify -*- coding: utf-8 -*- on the first line? In other words, do I have to write &...
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Emacs displays Hebrew text incorrectly

I have a number of org-mode/text documents that contain English and Hebrew text. They are scholarly papers. However, the Hebrew text in Emacs is not displayed correctly. I am using Dejavu Sans Mono as ...
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Search and replace isn't working in my function

I created the following function to remove macrons from vowels (this is a reduced version that only searches for the vowel "ā"): (defun nv/eliminatemacron () "" (interactive) (save-excursion ...
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detect unprintable glyph (aka "no font available") programmatically

Sometimes a font or a font at a special fontsize does not support a unicode glyph. Then a placeholder (box with character number) is printed, see screenshot with selected line: How can I ...
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use euro symbol (or any symbol) for emacs keybinding

I set up this duplicate line function: https://kundeveloper.com/blog/duplicate-line/ and bound it to the euro symbol like this: (global-set-key (kbd "M-€") 'duplicate-line) And it worked (for a ...
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Org-ellipsis displayed inorrectly for some headlines only

So in order to customize my org mode files, I have (setq org-ellipsis "⤵") in my config, which seems to be a very popular customization (the arrow being U+2935). This works correctly for the most ...
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Org mode bullets

I am using org-bullets package but the rendering of unicode bullets doesn't seem correct to me. I tried changing the to different fonts without any success. Also I can't find anything related to ...
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Compose characters

I have some copied text from a pdf which renders like this with my current font: I know I could use a different font that handles Unicode characters better, but I would rather find a function to ...
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Inserting the plus minus unicode symbol ± as a keyboard macro

I insert the plus minus symbol ± frequently enough that I want to bind it to a key. From emacs -Q, I've tried this: (global-set-key (kbd "C-c m") "±") However, when I enter C-c m, the minibuffer ...
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Wrong unicode glyphs in emacs?

I recently came across a python file "*.py" containing several prints consisting of unicode symbols. I noticed that several symbols are displayed with different glyphs in emacs than in another editor. ...
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What is the equivalent code of a Unicode character

For example I know that 2018 is the hexadecimal equivalent of left single quotation mark, and I have the following questions: 1: Is there a way to input the Unicode name to Emacs and get the ...
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