[B-Greek] Converting Unicode Text

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Fri Mar 17 19:30:01 EST 2006

On Mar 17, 2006, at 7:02 PM, Patrick Narkinsky wrote:

> I hope this is not too far off-topic, but does anyone by chance have
> code or advice that would help in converting a large amount of
> polytonic Greek unicode text to monotonic and transliterated  
> characters?
> Thanks for any suggestions,

If you use Word (whether for Mac or for Windows) there is one  
wonderful utility that I've used to convert whole long documents from  
older polytonic Greek fonts to Unicode Greek, but it will do the  
reverse also. The program "GreekTranscoder is distributed as a  
Microsoft Word document template. It is programmed using Visual Basic  
5 (the latest version available in the Macintosh version of Office)  
and is available to the user as a macro in Word."

"What is GreekTranscoder? GreekTranscoder is a program which converts  
polytonic Greek characters written using one text encoding into  
another one. Its primary goal is to allow the conversion of documents  
using older fonts and encodings into Unicode fonts. However, it also  
allows converting text between older encodings as well as from  
Unicode into those obsolete formats."

You can learn more about it and download it at:


Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
cwconrad2 at mac.com
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