Questions tagged [encoding]

File encoding(s) such as ASCII, ISO-8859, UTF-8, etc.

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See the Unicode code point of the current character

How can I see the Unicode code point of the character where the cursor is? For example, if my cursor is on a ⌘ character, I'd like Vim to tell me that it is U+2318. Alternative information, such as ...
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Can I define a custom encoding for vim?

I frequently use Programming Puzzles and Code-golf. Lots of users over there have written custom languages purely for golfing. I'm even working on my own right now. Lots of these languages have their ...
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Wrong encoding while calling shell

I was experimenting with a DOT diagram and tried to do the following: :! dot -Tpng -oFab.png % I got an error because my filename has a special character ("ó" in "Fabricación"): C:\windows\system32\...
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What is fileencoding of .vimrc?

I've upgraded vim and now it's unhappy about some UTF-8 values in my .vimrc. This lead me to the question -- when vim reads .vimrc, what encoding does it assume the file has? I.e. what's fileencoding ...
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UTF-8 not working on VIM

I've searched a lot about this on Internet but nothing's working. I'm using Vim 8.0.3 on Windows 10 and I can't get the right encoding to work. It's not a problem when writing code, but the problem ...
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gvim incorrect font (or encoding) in menu

I use 32bit gvim 7.4 on Win7 64bit CZ. I replaced the gettext and iconv libraries according to the guide on the vim website. I wanted to use utf-8 and have setup the guifont, encoding and fileencoding ...
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Vim and gVim in Windows doesn't recognize Mongolian letters Өө and Үү

I'm trying to open and edit files with Mongolian text, written in Mongolian Cyrillic. In the cmd terminal and in powershell terminal if I choose Consolas font, everything is ok with Mongolian Cyrillic,...
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How do I write a multi-line message to the quickfix or location list?

I've got a program that spits out multi-line messages separated with something other than a newline. I want these messages to show in the quickfix and location lists spanning multiple lines as ...
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Encoding issue with filename in MacVim

Question In MacVim I type :tabe jäderberg.txt to open a buffer for that file. The file does not yet exist. My status line displays the file name jäderberg.txt. I do i<C-r>% to put the file name ...
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How does vim map keystrokes to hex values?

This question might be a little bit out of the ordinary for this site, but I want to better understand how vim works under the hood. I know that if I enter the hex value 0x01 vim will display it as ^A....
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Is there something similar to g8 but shows the values according to the file encoding

I am looking for a g8 equivalent that prints the hex values of the character under the cursor according to the file encoding of the file loaded in a buffer rather than assuming it's utf-8. Is there ...
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system function output with Chinese chars

I want to run shell command with system function and the command output has some Chinese chars. echo system('svn status') But I got incorrect encoding output like this: svn: ?\232?\173?\166?\229?\...
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How can I detect the encoding of a file correctly?

Sometimes I download files in cp1251, cp866, and koi8r encodings, all of which are used to represent Cyrillic characters. How should I specify them in set fileencodings=... so that when I open such a ...
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Specify UTF-8 encoding in Vimrc

Since Vim and NeoVIM defaults to UTF-8, does it make any sense to specify the same option explicitly in vimrc? set encoding="utf-8"
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Can I change the encoding of the content of a file to show Chinese characters?

I have a file containing contents(Unicode escape string in specific) like this: title=\"\u5e2e\u4e0a\u5934\u6761\">\u5e2e\u4e0a\u5934\u6761<\/a><\/li>\n in my working Vim window ...
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Vim Diffing a pair of Unicode little endian without BOM text files in a readable format?

I have a pair of "Unicode little endian without BOM" text files that I would like to diff each other via the command line. Unfortunately when I open them using the command line in vim for Windows ...
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How to interpret ASCII codes returned by "ga" command?

I'm cleaning data imported from Excel to Access, and ran across funny quotes that I'm having trouble getting unambiguous ASCII codes for. They are the hooked single quotes ‘ and ’. Vim's ga command ...
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Printing unicode chars?

Is there a solution to printing unicode characters from gvim? See this: Results in this print result (Using a Linux setup and Vim 8.0.)
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Making Vim work with Unicode: what is the reason to use "setglobal fileencoding=utf-8"?

There is a tip on Vim Wiki about working with Unicode: if has("multi_byte") if &encoding !~? '^u' if &termencoding == "" let &termencoding = &encoding ...
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How can I search for Unicode characters by hex code in very magic regexes in vimscript?

I am working on UTF-8 support for my editorconfig-core vimscript plugin. I have hit a strange snag. This is in official GVim 7.4 Win32. I would like to get this working on 7.4, rather than ...
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How to get the encoded byte sequence for a character in the status line?

I want to display the hex byte sequence for the character under the cursor as it is actually stored on disk. Currently my status line contains 0x%04.5B which works fine for ASCII/latin1 files but for ...
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Unreadable characters in command section and Quickfix window [duplicate]

Good day! Do yo have any idea how to fix this issue? Please refer to the screenshot. I don't have the slightest clue why these characters are appearing. My vim-fugitive plugin was working fine before....
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Wrong width for certain characters

Using this: https://github.com/vim/vim-win32-installer/releases/download/v8.2.1505/gvim_8.2.1505_x64.zip All of these characters (and perhaps others): ℹ ⌨ ⏏ ⏭ ⏮ ⏯ ⏱ ⏲ ⏸ ⏹ ⏺ ☀ ☁ ☂ ☃ ☄ ☎ ☑ ☝ ☠ ☠️ ☢ ☣ ☦ ☪...
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Can't use special characters in listchars even if setting scriptencoding to utf-8

Here is my .vimrc file: set encoding=utf-8 scriptencoding utf-8 set list set listchars=tab:→· When I open vim, it will show an error message E474: Invalid argument: listchars=tab:→· My vim is Vi ...
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VIM under Cygwin some characters missing

Just installed vim and vimified plugin set under cygwin. Everything works like a charm except one annoying issue - i can see some special symbols (like new line) and it seems that some characters are ...
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Encoding of the spellfile en.utf-8.add

When I open my private spellfile en.utf-8.add, words containing unusual characters, such as pœësis, are rendered incorrectly; in this case, pÅësis. At the bottom of the screen it says [converted], ...
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How to set both files to the encoding in vim diff from command line?

I've opened the files I want to diff using the following command: C:\temp\robocopyTasks>vim -c "edit ++enc=ucs-2le" -d C:\temp\robocopyTasks\acl\tasks_temp.txt C:\temp\robocopyTasks\acl\tasks_win....
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How to show the currents char code in ruler

I want the ruler made to show the current characters code. This code differs from encoding to encoding. This is because I have to handle different file comming from users. Some from Unix/Linux, most ...
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Can't copy special characters outside of vim

I'm using NVIM v0.4.3 with set clipboard=unnamed. I can insert special character like üäö in vim just fine, but if I copy content containing special characters in vim and try to paste them outside of ...
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Vim not encoding with UTF-8

I'm using Vim, installed from the Arch Linux repo. I've tried adding set fileencodings=utf-8 and set encoding=utf-8. I've tried with all caps (UTF instead of utf) and putting it in /etc/vimrc and ~/....
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This file looks fine with the more command. Why do I see all of these extra characters in vim? [duplicate]

I just opened a file and found what looked like a bunch of garbage at the beginning and ending of each line: ^[[35m^[[KsampleA.trimmed.count.20_to_30.not_in_ref.MULTI_in_sample.sam^[[m^[[K^[[36m^[[K:^...
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Can I fall back to latin1 if there are illegal bytes?

The help text for fileencodings says this: This is a list of character encodings considered when starting to edit an existing file. When a file is read, Vim tries to use the first ...
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How to combine reading from stdin (- invocation argument) with ++opt

I'm trying to combine two features of vim, but it doesn't seem to be possible. 1: vim - The first feature is invoking vim with a single-dash argument, which causes vim to read stdin and use the ...
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How to copy and paste non English characters?

I'm using: Neovim v0.4.4 Mac v10.13.6 iTerm2 When I copy non English text, for example 中文(简体) and paste it to neovim, it become ???? The same thing happens to when I copy it from neovim and paste ...
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Terminus font broken in gVim on Fedora 31

I have just upgraded to Fedora 31 and see that my gVim with Terminus 12 font looks like this: Resetting the guifont option gives me a reasonable looking gVim back. How can I further diagnose this ...
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What encoding does :! use?

I'd like low-level control over exactly what bytes I send and receive from a process spawned from some vimscript. What encoding is used for communications with commands started with :!foo? Can I ...
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Reading in content from an external command with utf-8

I've got the following vim script to show a perldoc or per man page into a new tab and then rewrap it the text so it's more readable (I have a very wide monitor). nnoremap K :execute "tabnew <bar&...
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modelines not executed when opening new file in new tab

I'm often switching between files with a unix encoding and those with a dos encoding. I find that when I start with a unix encoded file, and then open a dos encoded file, vim attempts to use the ...
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Old source code files display unexpected characters

I'm attempting to open the recently released source files of the ancient DeluxePaint on MacVim, however, every file has an unexpected sequence of ^Z^Z^Z^Z^Z... characters at the end: Two questions: ...
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How to temporarily change file encoding?

I'm using a plugin which can show the minimap for the file I'm editing. The plugin can only works with utf-8, while, my mother tongue is Chinese so I wrote comment in Chinese. Does anyone know how to ...
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Why does backslash-escaping a CJK character cause a very-magic regex match to fail?

My understanding of very-magic regexes is that you can escape any character outside [A-Za-z0-9_] with a backslash to make it match literally. However, I don't see that behaviour with CJK characters. ...
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Why is it that if I put "set encoding=utf-8" in my vimrc file, plugins won't load properly?

Here is my vimrc file: call plug#begin('$HOME/vimfiles/plugged') Plug 'vim-airline/vim-airline' Plug 'itchyny/lightline.vim' Plug 'kien/ctrlp.vim' Plug 'python-mode/python-mode' Plug 'rdnetto/YCM-...
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Getting Error while opening files through vim

I am trying to use unicode characters in vim. Since msdos prompt didnt support unicode, I downloaded cygwin. I added some commands in .vimrc through cygwin. Basic commands like setting encoding, ...
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Windows save type breaks vim

So I wanted to use this plugin but if I start it, I'm getting this error message: (I changed that line a bit to hash('nvim') but the ^M still breaks the code because it has a the microsoft line-...
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My vim can't print Chinese right on my mac?

only the vim app can't show the Chinese right. I have checked the encoding, fileencoding and fileencodings configs, all of them are utf-8 at the first.
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Is \r operating system specific?

In the Vim documentation, it says that \r "matches < CR >", however for the result of replacement I could not find in the documentation a description of what it does. For example, imagine this: :%...
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Chinese characters become unrecognizable overnight in neovim

I typed a lot of Chinese characters in neovim into a LaTeX file (.tex), and when I opened the file the next day all the characters became unrecognizable (everything looked great before I shut down my ...