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How to copy/paste Cyrillic characters from PDF?

For years, I've accepted as fact that Russian-language PDFs don't play nice with other programs. That if you tried to paste copied text into Word or Notepad, you'd get gibberish characters. (I work on two laptops, one with Windows Vista and Acrobat, the other Windows 7 and Reader.) Are there any clever workarounds or programs I should know about? [more inside]
posted by lily_bart on Jan 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Standard web fonts with the best unicode support?

Which standard web/mobile fonts have the best support for unusual Unicode characters? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Nov 12, 2012 - 2 answers

[hɛlp mi si junikod ɪn maɪ deɪtəbeɪs, ɔr maɪ dætəbeɪs ivɛn]

I'm using Navicat Lite to connect to my Oracle research database (Mac OSX). Much of my data is in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). These are unicode symbols. Is there a way to display the IPA/Unicode in Navicat? Or some other GUI? Or is there some addon/code/plugin/whatever that will show me the symbols? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Please help me solve a maddening problem with Doulos and IPA

Desperate IPA situation! I've opened up an old Word doc that was created using SIL Doulos or SIL IPA93 fonts. These are now defunct. I currently use Doulos SIL and Charis (both unicode, hooray!). The document is substituting certain alphabet characters for much needed IPA symbols. I need to know what those masquerading alphabet characters used to be in IPA. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Pokemon font?

Is there a dingbats font that uses Pokemon as characters or can this be done with Unicode? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Jan 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Unicode replacement characters

Is there a name for the domino like box characters with 4 characters inside that display when you don't have support for a language script? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Sep 1, 2008 - 7 answers

How serious are intersecting coordinates in a font?

How serious are intersecting coordinates in a font? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Aug 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Is there any way to surf Japanese web pages on a US cell phone?

I have a US cell phone (LG Muziq, Sprint is the provider). I would REALLY like to be able to read Japanese web pages on it, but whenever I surf to a page with Japanese text it just shows up as garbage. I've installed Opera Mini on my phone, but that didn't help, even though the demo on their website does show Japanese characters. Is there any way to get this to work? I don't need to be able to type in Japanese, or send Japanese text messages. I just want to be able to read Japanese web pages. If I can't do this on the phone directly, then maybe there's another website I could visit that would convert the Japanese text to images?
posted by Vorteks on Nov 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Unicode, Shunicode

Fonts Filter: In MS Word 2002, I'm trying to type a "combining diaresis" (umlaut applied to the preceding character). Sometimes it actually works; sometimes i get a square box. I have no idea why it works when it does, or why it doesnt work when it doesnt. [more inside]
posted by jak68 on May 23, 2007 - 9 answers

אַ סך שריפֿטן איך בעט אײַך

(Free) Unicode-compatible Hebrew modern handwriting fonts [more inside]
posted by Gnatcho on Jan 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Unicode Chinese characters

[MT question] My blog is configured to publish in Unicode. I frequently use Chinese characters in my posts. The posts are published just fine, but when I go to edit a post, what comes up aren't the Chinese characters, but rather the Unicode coding for the characters. Is there some way to configure MT so that when I edit an older post, I can see the characters instead of the Unicode coding?

I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens with Japanese/Korean/Arabic/Summerian.
posted by alidarbac on Apr 11, 2004 - 3 answers

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