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Questions tagged [unicode]

This tag is related to unicode character encoding support across the Stack Exchange sites.

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German sharp S or eszett

How can I write the German sharp S or 'eszett' (ß) in a question here? In LaTeX it is written like {\ss} but that doesn't seem to work.
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Unicode phi characters inconsistent between body and preview and across platforms

The various Unicode characters for phi (Φ or φ or ϕ) display inconsistently between body and preview in Google Chrome. In particular, φ &phi and ϕ &#981 display reversed. It's obviously ...
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Emojis look different on Answer and Editing the Answer

In this answer, I used some numbers emojis (1 - 10) and only the last one (10) looks good. I tried to edit to see if I made something wrong, and surprisingly they look good on the Editing part. I made ...
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Make tooltip for migrated posts on localized sites human readable

Tooltip for migrated post on localized sites, e.g. on Stack Overflow in Russian contains URL encoding and completely unreadable: Could it please be fixed to display not only Latin symbols?
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Can SE make use of the unicode 9.0 character set?

Some characters using the &...; syntax show up in a post, e.g. &#nbsp; displays as a non-breaking space. Others don't, e.g. ⏻ for the "power button symbol", it just shows up as a ...
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Chat replies ending with an apostrophe get messed up in inbox notifications [duplicate]

I noticed this morning that a chat reply, with the last character in the preview being an apostrophe, was messed up. (; (since it's the TL, it's blacked out) ;) I then tested it with a sock of mine: ...
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ꕺ (U+A57A Vai Syllable Kpoo) is allowed in character names as the last character

I believe this should be changed so ꕺ can not be the last character of a name at minimum. This could be a bug in my opinion because it provides confusion with diamond mods. Although other symbols are ...
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Certain character sequences break the markdown editor

In this post, attempting to insert an image with the editor does nothing. When I click the image button, enter a link, and proceed, nothing happens. After this (not shown in GIF below), the live ...
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Signup email link doesn't work when your name is… unusual

I tried to register an account with the name ௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵...
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Is search able to find accented characters entered as HTML entities (such as François)?

There are various ways to enter accented characters, one of them is using html. For example, I can type Gâteaux by entering Gâteaux or Gâteaux; I can type entering François by ...
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Non-BMP Unicode character in URL crashes the Markdown editor

While testing this related bug, I noticed that trying to make a link to a URL (technically, an IRI) using raw Markdown link syntax crashed the Markdown editor hard, permanently disabling Markdown ...
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Emoji in URL breaks “insert hyperlink” tool in editor

I just happened to notice that entering a URL that contains emoji or other non-BMP Unicode characters into the "Insert Hyperlink" dialog in the SE Markdown editor will fail with an uncaught URIError. ...
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Visibility of APL characters at SE

The APL language uses a special character set (making APL code very short). In ca 1996 I posted APL code as HTML in comp.lang.apl and was seriously flamed. Now, 20 years later, I'm finally fully ...
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Users with non-ASCII characters in their username break the chat users search function

If you go to the chat users page and attempt to search for a username which contains non-ASCII characters, the search doesn't do anything. Example:
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Comment can't contain user name containing non-Latin characters

In a comment I was using @ to address the username طالب-التوحيد and I got the error message "Comments cannot contain the content". As the comment also contained code, this wasn't the most descriptive ...
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How do I query SEDE for user names with ZALGO Unicode abuse?

How do I find user names with several run-on zero-width diacritics in Stack Exchange Data Explorer? Related question about diacritics at DBA SE: How To Strip Hebrew Accent Marks My present work-in-...
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Unicode characters in answer garble the entire page [duplicate]

Over on Science Fiction & Fantasy, we've had a couple of answers containing some Unicode characters that spilled over onto the rest of the page. The comments were deleted and edited to push the ...
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Arabic diacritic unicode characters break title links

Arabic diacritics are passing the filter, giving the ability to write almost an empty title or an empty body of a post. I think it has to be filtered before submitting. When writing Arabic and using ...
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Unable to copy unprintable unicode characters into the code editor

I recently asked a question about how an obfuscated program that relied on non-printable unicode characters worked. One of the problems I had here is that when I tried copying the code into my ...
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Why are diacritics not supported in tags consistently?

Recently, it came up that there does not seem to be a way to support é in the tagging syntax. This seemed like a bizarre unicode bug at first (something which would be especially bizarre from a ...
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² (squared) not a valid search or url character

Edit: This is not a duplicate of that question, because this does not work, while that was fixed. So this is a new issue. The character ² is not a valid search character. On EE.SE, one common term is ...
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Why not require a bit of reputation to post Chinese characters?

There has been a lot of spamming with Chinese characters on some sites. However, some sites need to have Chinese characters enabled. We also have people asking to enable Chinese characters on a ...
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Unihan characters in comments

This question asked in July explains why it is not possible for the time being to submit content in posts or comments that contains Unihan characters. It’s a spammer thing, fair enough. As snailboat’...
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Bad Request - Invalid URL with Unicode in URL

There is a question on the Ru.SO that can't be opened (at least for me under Chrome and Edge) with HTTP 400 error: I have made a dumb question on Meta.SE to reproduce this. Question Bad Request - ...
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“Comments cannot contain” user's name

I just tried to reply to a comment from a user with the handle: Ciro Santilli 六四事件 法轮功 纳米比亚 威视 When I typed @Ci the system autocompleted it for me, but when I finished the comment and pressed enter ...
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Not all UTF-8 characters supported

I can't create a post with the following characters. There are errors for both the Japanese and Chinese characters. Here is the post in question What languages does the character encoding UTF-8 ...
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Update “Create Tags” documentation for sites that permit Unicode tags

/help/privileges/create-tags reads as follows on all sites: Simply enter a new tag with your question and it will be created. When creating your new tag, bear in mind that tags ... must be ...
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Please allow non-Unicode named editors be pinged with autocomplete

Currently, you can @reply to any person with the auto complete. Normally, you type the first letter of their name then use Tab to finish it. Unicode names work differently, you don't have to start ...
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Chat backwards? [duplicate]

Recently in chat we were having this thing about things being backwards. However, I noticed it affects other things like stared questions and desktop notifications when I'm pinged. All the text ...
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Android App Text Encoding Bug (Unicode Symbols don't Display Properly) [duplicate]

Stack Exchange Android App Version 1.0.63 Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L7200T Android 5.0.1 Lollipop There is a pretty odd bug I noticed today with the Stack Exchange App: certain Unicode strings do not ...
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Room description in room card can have illegal unicode characters from truncation

You can see the room card on the right in the transcript. Notice how the last character is displayed as a replacement character, which is wrong.
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Markdown doesn't render links with Unicode characters

Markdown doesn't render the link, if the URL address contains Unicode characters such as Russian: Тире vs. Тире Which is: [Тире](http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Тире) vs. [Тире](http://ru.wikipedia....
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Allow URL with diacritics

I would like to add my Google+ Profile custom URL to my Stack Exchange profiles. It includes a character with diacritics that is automatically removed. The URL alone in the Bio doesn't work either. ...
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Odd characters showing up after an edit

I was trying to make an edit on this question. Minor spelling change and I added a link to better justify the small change. When I submitted the edit I was surprised to see oodles of these ...
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🍌 count is wrong in “More to go” for comments

When you go to add a comment, the text incorrectly reads: enter at least 15 characters However, it does not enforce this, as only 8 characters are required. This can be readily demonstrated by ...
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Unicode mishandling bug in chat starboard truncati�

I see dead charac�... TD;DR: Just like how when you cut a worm in half, you don’t get two worms because both parts die being non-viable each on its own, so too does cutting a character in half result ...
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Characters not displaying correctly (HTML encoded) in Android app

I've just found this, in the main screen. Some characters are shown HTML-formatted (á,é,í,ó,ú...).
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Where's The Name?

I was on the mobile webpage for Meta.SE (Google on Samsung Galaxy 2) and somehow, the user's name just disappeared: (link to answer) Yet on my desktop, using Google Chrome, the user's name does ...
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Markdown's URL parsing does not properly handle unicode

At some point in the past, unicode symbols such as Japanese kana became supported in Stack Exchange question URLs. However, in comments and posts, when pasting a link using these symbols, they are ...
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Whitelist the <span> tag with the lang= attribute, in order to support Han characters

Currently, <span> tags are not on the whitelist of allowed HTML tags. The lang= attribute also is not permitted anywhere. In some contexts, this causes a problem with characters that are Han-...
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Replacement char � (FFFD) in URLs [duplicate]

This question Why do emoji like 💩 appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome? Has a canonical URL of Why do emoji like 💩 appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome? Which is an encoded ...
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One of the unicode characters in my display name disappears in the Stack Exchange Android application [duplicate]

So a few days I ago I thought I would make my display name slightly more unique by changing the last three characters to Latin Letter Small Capitals: C - U+0043: Latin Capital Letter C ᴏ - U+1D0F: ...
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Zalgo in user names and effects on comments rendering

After viewing this user name (which contains a lot of Unicode) I had the idea to test if usernames allow ZALGO. To my dismay they do. Is this wanted? Together with ShadowWizard we did a quick test. ...
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Typographic apostrophe in title leads to hyphen in URL slug

The question title Foo's bar leads to the slug /foos-bar. The question title Foo’s bar leads to the slug /foo-s-bar. So for the slug generation, the "typewriter apostrophe" ' (U+0027) gets stripped ...
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Allow Chinese names with less than 3 characters on Chinese Stack Exchange

...and possibly elsewhere on the network, but I really think it should at least be allowed on Chinese Language. I and many others are not able to use our names on Chinese Stack Exchange without ...
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Replacement character being used question URL

Some questions, for example What is the '😋' character? Instead of using a correct URL, such as http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/79543/٩●̮̮̃-̃۶-forbid-unicode are using ...
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“Emphasis” markdown bug with Japanese characters in Japanese Stack Overflow

I assume this has something to do with the recent change to how Markdown works. I noticed that Japanese SO exists from this chat-bot message, and with some Japanese language skill that I have, was ...
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Unescaped HTML unicode in Migration notice on Android app

While I was reading this meta post on MSO with official Android app, I noticed that it has been migrated to Stack Overflow em Português's meta... or was it Portugu&#234;s? (removing the code block ...
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How did @dave achieve his username?

@dave What's with those vertical characters? I don't know of any ASCII capable of producing that, but it must exist.
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Replying to people with “special” names, causes HTML entity to be inserted

Problem can be seen here: Do we really need the [executable] or [exe] tags?