UTF-8 is a multibyte character encoding of the Unicode character set, made up of one or more bytes. Unlike some other encodings such as UTF-16, the UTF-8 encoding is upward compatible with 7-bit ASCII characters, and can be processed to some degree by applications that are only aware of bytes.

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DB2 Integrity Checks and Exception Tables

I am working on planning a migration of a DB2 8.1 database from a horrible IBM encoding to UTF-8 to support further languages etc. I am encountering an issue that I am stuck on. A few notes on this ...
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cygwin find -ls behaviour like ls [closed]

I use cygwin find with -ls (find . -ls) option to have a list of files with full path. Due to UTF-16 (windows XP in this case) converted to en_UTF-8 under cygwin, special charactere like accent are ...
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Configure Apache to decode utf-8 encoded URIs

I have a file named montaña.mp3. When HTTP clients send a request for that file, they send GET /monta%C3%B1a.mp3 HTTP/1.1. That's a utf-8 encoded URI. But Apache returns a 404 error. However, if I ...
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URL Encoding force UTF-8 in CentOS 6.4

I have a simple html website in a CentOS 6.4 server. In every html page i have set <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> I have already added in a .htaccess ...
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How to make the 'less' command handle UTF-8?

On my Mac terminal, printing UTF-8 works in general, but the less doesn't work correctly. So this works correctly: $ echo -e '\xe2\x82\xac' € but piping it into less gives something like this: ...
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Mount unix samba 4 share to osx client without mangled file names

I have a unix server (arch linux) with samba 4.1.12. The share has files inside it with utf-8 nfc encoding (standard utf-8). When I mount this samba share into an osx client (10.9.5), files with ...
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utf-8 filename are ruined when uploading through IIS

When I upload files with UFT-8 file name through IIS on my Windows Server file names are ruined. (They are changed as if they are encoded in ASCII and therefore they are no more accessible). I Wonder ...
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Converting UTF-8 NFD filenames to UTF-8 NFC, in either rsync or afpd

I have a home file server running FreeNAS 8. A few days ago I used rsync to upload my entire iTunes library from Mac so that I could load my library over the network instead of off a slow USB drive. ...
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Are there any SMTP servers that support the SMTPUTF8 extension? [closed]

RFC 5321 limits email addresses to 7 bit US-ASCII encoding. RFC 6531 (a fairly new spec) allows email addresses in SMTP commands and IMF headers to be encoded in UTF-8. This SMTP extension makes ...
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Is there a difference between en_US.utf8 and en_US.UTF-8?

Server info (DNS and IPs removed): cat /proc/version && uname -a && java -version Linux version 2.6.16.33-xenU (*************) (gcc version 4.1.1 20070105 (Red Hat 4.1.1-52)) #2 SMP ...
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UTF-8 encoding gone missing after enabling mysqlnd

I've enabled mysqlnd on my PHP 5.4.26 server using MariaDB 10.0.8. My SQL config contained this: [mysqlnd] character-set-server = utf8 collation-server = utf8_general_ci It was all working fine ...
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Linux not interpreting UTF8 encoded characters

So, having the following file Adán-y-Eva-50x50.jpg when I try to access it, apache translates it to Ad\xc3\xa1n-y-Eva-50x50.jpg and won't find it, even though it exists. This happens only for ...
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How to create a new MYSQL charset?

I am trying to configure roundcube webmail and I get the error "Can't initialize character set utf8 (path: /usr/share/mysql/charsets/))" I fixed this before on my website by adding ...
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Debian, How to convert filesystem from ISO-8859-1 into UTF-8?

I have a old pc that is running Debian stable, that is in need of a upgrade. The problem is that it is using latin1 (ISO-8859-1) for everything, and since the rest of the world has moved to UTF-8 I ...
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CygWin SSHD and UTF-8 BOM

The CygWin ssh server configuration file "config_sshd" seems to need to be written minus a byte order marker. The server will accept UTF-8 but obviously becomes confused if it sees what it thinks is ...
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Mod-Rewrite - going from plain url to one with special characters

I am having a little issue with FreeBSD 10 RELEASE and Mod_Rewrite when it comes to special characters -- not in the source URL, but in the destination URL. The vast majority of Mod_Rewrites that I ...
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HTTP proxy to deal with different encoding [closed]

I am working on a web crawler, so I parse HTML pages. My problem is sometime the page encoding is not UTF8 (ISO, exotic Windows[0-9] etc..) and my analyser failled. I tried many solution in ...
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Setting locale in Ubuntu 12.04 (openvz)

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 as virtual openVZ guest. The defined locale for LC_* in basic setup is POSIX. I'd like to change this to en_US.UTF-8. So I installed language_pack_en_base ...
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How to forbid non-UTF-8 filenames?

Is it possible to enforce, at filesystem level, that all created file entries will have valid UTF-8 names? I am using Btrfs.
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Is the Ext3 filename limited to 255 symbols or 255 bytes?

I cannot save the file with the name containing more than 127 Cyrillic UTF-8 symbols on my Ext3 filesystem. It is possible so save the files containing up to 255 English UTF-8 symbols though. So is ...
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Error in a collation for german characters

I would like to use the collation utf8_german2_ci in my linux server. The problem is that I want to use this character ß which is not supported in other collation I think. So I get this error ERROR ...
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iis 7.5 wont serve up korean characters in my classic asp application

I have a classic ASP website hosted in IIS 7.5 - using a classic application pool pipeline. I have all my .Net Globalization settings set to UTF-8 encoding. However when my site outputs Korean ...
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Ubuntu Server 10.10: Preventing a serial console from using UTF-8

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 Server box with a Digital VT220 connected over a serial line. (That's a real VT220, not a virtual one. An actual beige CRT thing.) It works great apart from the fact that ...
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filenames, ASCII unicode escaped sequences to UTF8 [closed]

I'm not sure if I've grasped the issue here so if I haven't just say so and I'll edit the title. My problem is the following: I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server (UTF-8 locale) to which users upload files ...
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How to find out if a terminal supports UTF-8

I'm setting up the CPAN module for perl on CentOs 5, and one of the questions is 'Does your terminal support UTF-8?' (paraphrased). How do I find out?
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Apache2: Problems matching accented characters in query string using RewriteCond & RewriteRule

Working on a site where the plan is to move URLs from a query string format to a number based format. Lots of URLs exist that have unescaped accented & similar UTF8 characters in them. The ...
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Is writing/reading speed affected by the name of the files?

How can I find out, or does anybody know, if is faster storing/reading a file with Spanish/Greek/Cyrilic/etc... characters like mi-foto-españa-oíóáaç.jpg than mi-foto-espana-oioaac.jpg ?
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Is there a MySQL performance benchmark to measure the impact of utf8_unicode_ci versus utf8_general_ci?

I read here and there that using the utf8_unicode_ci collation ensures a better treatment of unicode text (for example, it knowns how to expand characters such as 'œ' into 'oe' for searching and ...
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Do SMTP servers implement 8BITMIME with anything other than UTF-8?

RFC 5321 specifies that the body of an email be encoded as 7 bit, US-ASCII. The 8BITMIME extension allow the body to be encoded as 8 bit. An SMTP server can advertise that it supports 8BITMIME in ...
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MySQl: Specified key too long ..max is 1000 bytes?

I'm trying to create a table in MySQL with the statement: CREATE TABLE tags (Tag VARCHAR(200) NOT NULL default '', Login VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL default '', PRIMARY KEY (Tag, Login)) ENGINE=MyISAM; ...
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SQL Error (1064) when importing data from SQL file

I have a MySQL database, which was originally set up with the default latin1 character set and latin1_swedish_ci collation. I was using the database like this for sometime, until I noticed strange ...
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Can not input or print Chinese on PuTTY

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3, I've set my environment variable as below $ echo $LANG zh_CN.UTF-8 $ echo $LANGUAGE zh_CN.UTF-8 $ echo $SUPPORTED en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en:zh_CN.UTF-8 $ ...
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Mongo Client RedHat EL5 UT8 Support

# mongo MongoDB shell version: 1.6.4 Fri Mar 16 11:55:46 *** warning: spider monkey build without utf8 support. consider rebuilding with utf8 support connecting to: test Mongo Server seems to handle ...
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Force .js files saved in ANSI encoding to show in UTF-8 on IIS 7.5

I'm migrating a web system that now works on windows server 2003 IIS 6, to IIS 7.5 on windows 2008 server This system generates javascript files with accented characters in ANSI (Portuguese - Brazil). ...
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Why doesn't Firefox render this AWstats generated html?

XML Parsing Error: not well-formed Location: https://awstats.example.org/reports/www.example.org/2011/06/awstats.www.example.org.xml Line Number 603, Column 34: <tr><td ...
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Utf-8 encoding for PHP-scripts creates “headers already sent”

If I upload php files that are encoded in UTF-8, instead of ANSI, it creates problems with "headers already sent" on the server. vi shows {feff} at the start and nano does not show the \ at the ...
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Ubuntu 8.04LTS Folder name encoding issue

I will explain my problem from the beginning, I have an Ubuntu server 8.04LTS and I use a Java application with Tomcat 6.0.18 and JRE 1.6. The problem is that the display of characters such as (é è ç ...
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mount and sync non english folder & file names

I'm trying to rsync a folder who's name contains non-english characters it breaks the whole rsync, how can I copy a folder even if they don't have english characters in it?
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Using UTF-8 in the /etc/passwd file. Any known issues?

I was recently asked to modify the GECOS field in the passwd file for a certain user so that it will contain his name with his original accented characters. My first was reaction was "sure, why not?" ...
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Broken characters in filenames only in some directories

We have a web server running CentOS 5.8 that uses SVN for version control. When trying to switch to the latest revision, we got an error about the filenames of files in an upload directory: svn: ...
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`less` not able to display special characters

I stumbled upon bad special characters in some manpages: If your terminal is a "true" auto-margin terminal (it doesn▒<80><99>t allow the last position on the screen to be updated ...
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LINUX: Can a file which is shown as ASCII text contain UTF-8 data

Version of LINUX Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 I need to confirm if an extract from a database has correctly output data with UTF-8 encoding. I created the file using the mechanism specified ...
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Set character_set_results UTF8 in MySQL my.cnf

how can I set the Variable character_set_results from latin1 to uft8? I thought it would be enough to add the following variable in my.cnf: default-character-set=utf8 But it not seem so: ...
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Can PuTTY be configured to display the following UTF-8 characters?

I'd like to be able to render the characters as seen in this tweet: I saved the tweet's JSON data and wrote a one-liner python script for testing. python -c 'import json,urllib; print ...
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Mod_rewrite with UTF-8 accent, multiviews , .htaccess

Problem: with Mod_rewrite, multiview & Apache config Introduction: The website is in french and i had problem with unicode encoding and mod_rewrite within php wihtout multiviews Old server was ...
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How to access filenames with accents (show up as ?) on Apache server?

I manage a website that is based on directory listings (dessin.acswift.com). The website is in French, and many of the urls contain accents: /leçon 1 - identification & vocabulaire.html I ...
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Setting up trac with PostgreSQL - How to set encoding to UTF8?

So I've been looking to install trac on my debian server with PostgreSQL. I setup everything as per the docs but when trying to run trac-admin /path initenv I get this error for database encoding: ...
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Lighttpd sending wrong headers for UTF-8 content

Ubuntu/Lighttpd is not serving my UTF-8 encoded files with the correct Content-Type header. It's sending Content-Type: text/html rather than Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8. How do I configure ...
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Problems with umlauts and git-svn

I've got the following problem: I checked out an GIT-repository created by tortoise-git under windows. German umlauts like "öäü" are shown as \x-Codes under my linux. That's basically no problem ...
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Can I convert my database/script to UTF-8?

How can I convert a database to support UTF-8 and convert it's old data from what ever encoding they're in to UTF-8 ? Extra Info: I'm running a server which has many websites on it, and one of them ...