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How to change strings into Greek?
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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Aug 25, 2005

I'm reading a play at the moment which is placed in Greece, but the main text is in Finnish. The author had written here and there Greek expressions into the dialogue, but I see these strings as latin characters. Somehow the original formatting did not hold.
How can I format these strings so that they get back the Greek characters? I use Word XP, Finnish version.
Thanks for advice!
Heinrich


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Dimitra Karamperi  Identity Verified
Greece
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English to Greek
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Do you have a Greek font? Aug 25, 2005

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

I'm reading a play at the moment which is placed in Greece, but the main text is in Finnish. The author had written here and there Greek expressions into the dialogue, but I see these strings as latin characters. Somehow the original formatting did not hold.
How can I format these strings so that they get back the Greek characters? I use Word XP, Finnish version.
Thanks for advice!
Heinrich


Hello Heinrich,

I believe that the problem is that you don't have installed a Greek font. I could send you one, if you like.
Maybe you can also send me the file to see how these characters appear in my PC, where I have Greek version of windows XP and Word.
Best regards,
Dimitra


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Hi Dimitra Aug 25, 2005

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not able to send attachements through Proz mail, and you cannot send me a font because of the same restrictions. Is there a link to a public font for greek?
How about Unicode. I thought with Unicode everything should be possible.
Regards
Heinrich


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Dimitra Karamperi  Identity Verified
Greece
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Fonts to download Aug 25, 2005

Hi Heinrich,

You can download greek fonts from this page:
http://www.in.gr/grfonts.htm
If the problem is not fixed, you can send me an e-mail through Proz and I will send you my direct e-mail address.
Regards,
Dimitra


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Robert Tucker
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Language support Aug 25, 2005

I take it you are sure it is not Greek transcribed into Latin characters.

Most Roman fonts also include the Greek alphabet and Arial Unicode MS certainly will. Lack of font characters is usually indicated by blanks, question marks or small squares. With maybe the provision that the document is not written in an unusual non-Unicode font, I would doubt that it is a font problem if it is showing any characters at all.

Have you enabled Greek language support?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;177561


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Nick Lingris  Identity Verified
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How to Read, Write, Print and Email in Greek Aug 25, 2005

Depending on your system, one of the solutions suggested may solve the problem.

For a number of solutions based on different systems, you may also consult this link:
http://www.hri.org/fonts/


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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I got it Aug 26, 2005

Taking Greek language support did not help, but when I installed SPionic TTF I imediately got Word display the greek strings. Thanks for help!
Regards
Heinrich


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