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February 13th, 2009, 04:40 PM

I can view greek characters on the internet or when i write them myself at a text editor or word. When i download a .txt with greek language inside (eg an srt file) and open it, the text appears unreadable...

Any suggestions??

February 14th, 2009, 06:41 AM
what are you using to open the txt files?

February 14th, 2009, 01:11 PM
I had a similar problem with Arabic using the default text editor (gedit).
Try this:
- Open the text editor.
- Chose open from the file menu
- At the bottom of the open files windows you'll find character encoding, chose add or remove.
- Add the encodings you need.

February 14th, 2009, 01:19 PM
I open the file with a simple text editor or even with word but the text is unreadable. However, when i boot into windows and open the same file, the text appears ok...

February 14th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Thanks a lot Amarus, that was the solution! It worked.