1. you must use a browser that supports Multilingual
UTF-8 encoding, like Internet
Explorer 5 or Netscape 4, otherwise you will probably see strange
characters (Ξ±Ο€ΞΏΟ†ΞΈΞ) or question marks.
2. Windows2000 supports Unicode polytonic Greek by
If you use Windows 9x, you can download
now for free the Athena Unicode font (134 KB).
this page, if you are not familiar with installations, or -even
better- download our setup
utility (435 KB) which will install Athena to your system
automatically. It is strongly recommended for unexperienced users to
use this utility.
* You can also see information on
how to write
in Unicode polytonic Greek using Windows and Word.
3. Try different encodings for
the problematic page
Explorer users: right click
on the page and browse to the "Encoding" option - available
also from the "View" menu.
Netscape users go to the "View" menu, browse to the
"Character Set" option, and see if any of the various
encodings fixes your problem.
4. Check your internet
options. You might have ordered your browser to ignore the
formatting of the web sites you visit and always use a standard choice
- Note: Internet Explorer may have problems printing
polytonic Greek. If you see question marks instead of accented
characters, please copy the text and paste it to MS Word 97 or later,
or to a similar, Unicode capable, word processor, like the later
versions of WordPad, included in Windows accessories, or the free UniPad,
to print it. You can find more free Unicode editors at this
address. -This problem does not occur on Windows 2000 or NT.
- Note 2 (Copying and
pasting): When copying polytonic Greek texts from your browser
to MS Word 97 or later, you might see question marks instead of
accented characters. This is easily solved. You just have to select
all the text and apply the Athena font, or whatever Unicode
font containing polytonic Greek.
- Note 3: Macintosh
users should check two things, 1) if their browser supports Unicode,
2) if there exist Apple compatible Unicode fonts supporting polytonic
Greek. We are sorry we can't offer more help. Since Macintosh
represents only 5% of the browser platforms [
Engineering workstation labs at the University of Illinois - it
summarizes browsers used by 222918 hosts in 146 countries, Browser
Statistics, Access Watch ],
we've chosen to build and test our pages on Windows machines. Please
note these relevant pages: Mac
OS 8.5: Unicode Support and Mac
read non-polytonic Greek, Russian,
Romanian and any multilingual text...
you must follow the instructions above, but you don't
necessarily need a polytonic Greek font. You should have basic Unicode
Windows fonts installed in your computer.
Our pages use Times
New Roman, but any
Microsoft Unicode font containing the language you want to read is
fine. Note: you might have Times New Roman on your computer, but an
older version; please download
this one before contacting us.