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Mastering Characters Sets in Linux (Weird Characters, part 2)

Nov 25, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"gucharmap

"First, when you're testing anything involving character encoding, gucharmap is invaluable (Figure 1).

"Every Unicode character is in some category, shown in the list on the left -- in addition to Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement (accented characters), Greek, Cyrillic, Katakana etc. there are categories for Braille, Cuneiform, punctuation, mathematics, music and so forth.

"The Character Details tab tells you the Unicode, UTF-8, UTF-16 and XML/HTML codes for the character.

"If you have a character from a web page or email and don't know what it is, just paste it into gucharmap's Search->Find field (Figure 2)."

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