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How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I want to search for what += means, but Google won't return any documents. Also when I come across some PHP code I don't understand I can't search for the keywords as written. How can I search for ...
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How do I escape google functional characters

How do you search searches that include Google functional characters like - * and " on Google. For example, how would one search for "Hello World" with the quotes included into the search.
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Yahoo Mail is not allowing the entry of Polish letters

In Polish we have letters that need a dot over Z for example. I am able to type them using the keyboard as Alt + z to yield ż. I can write it anywhere else but within the Yahoo Mail text. When I ...
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How do I insert foreign characters in Gmail?

If I want to include a name with a diacritical mark, such as Zoë or François, I either have to open up a character map, or an online table of ASCII codes, to find the characters to cut and paste into ...
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Google Docs / Drive: Why are some Greek symbols not properly displayed?

My friend shared with me a Google document. This document includes some Greek symbols like tao, lambda, omega, sigma, etc. But I can't see these symbols! I also tried to search symbols by the menu ...
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Google Docs Insert Special Characters show as boxes

Is there a font set or a Chrome update required in order for Google Docs to show ALL of the special characters options available? It seems strange that within a Google document, using Google's ...
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Is there a search engine that allows you to search for a specific string including special characters that has similar coverage to Google [duplicate]

Let's say I want to search for "100-Coins Star" (with the speech marks to tell Google to search for that specific term). Google comes up with results for 100 Coins Star. Ignoring the spaces and dash. ...
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Searching symbols, non-letter characters in Google [duplicate]

I'd like to search the internet for a string containing a few symbols, namely dashes, pipes and angle brackets. I tried searching for them by typing them into Google but it seems to ignore the ...
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How to search the internet for terms with special characters

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
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special characters in github-markdown code blocks

Markdown automatically escapes ampersands and angle brackets within a code block, so how is it possible to use special characters that require escaping for example: λ. I know that one solution ...
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How does Google handle special characters?

According to Google Basic search help Generally, most punctuation and special characters are ignored, however there is a growing list of punctuation and symbols that are recognized in searches. ...
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Why å displays like Ã¥?

Here å is not a problem but it's Ã¥ on this page. Why?
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1answer
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How to search a string which includes “$” in Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I want to search this string in Google 'IPC$' But Google always removes the $, even if I try to ...
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If I need to find documentation about a symbol, what's the best way to search the web? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters For example, I wanted to know what the % meant in this python expression. It's the modulo operator, but I ...
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What are these funny characters on Twitter?

Recently I've noticed many strange characters appearing on Twitter. Based on one persons joke tweet I read I think they may be Emoji or something similar. How can I get these displaying properly in ...
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How can I create a Facebook page for a company who's name less than 5 characters long?

I would like to know the right procedure for a companies that have less that 5 characters to register their page username. Facebook Pages have this restriction "Usernames must be at least 5 ...
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Character converter between languages [closed]

Is there such a thing? I want to convert a text with latin characters to a text with characters in chinese, greek and so on (not translate, just convert).
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How do I find on the Internet hits for a word with a dash in the middle?

Background: I tried to find information about the tool python-config, but a Google search brought up mainly hits for python's config module. Digging a bit deeper, the issue is that Google treats the ...