Alberto Sala wrote:
thank you for your suggestion.
I have reopen the .txt file (generated by Excel 2003) and resaved in Notepad but it doesn't work:
1. If I search for Latin
characters, ApSIC finds then but doesnt shows the Greek characters as ??a??p or the like
2. If I search for Greek
characters, ApSIC convert them to ??a??p and does not find anything.
I have just written to the software company and waiting for their answer.
So far the only utility that works fine with UTF-8 is Aba Search & Replace
PS: I wonder why technology is so complicated... wasn't it meant to simplify our lives?
Those look quite a bit like the issue I was having.
Just to be sure, did you exit and restart Xbench after resaving the file? It reads everything to memory and doesn't reload the files unless you tell it to. So if the file changes on disk after it's been loaded to xbench, the changes won't take effect until you restart/reload.
You could also double check that files have a BOM. Notepad is supposed to add one, but strange things do happen. Either compare file sizes (adding a BOM should add 3 bytes) or use Notepad++. Or just post your file and I'll send it back BOMed.