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    Default Removing accents from Greek

    Does anyone know of a quick way to remove accents and other forms of punctuation from a large chunk of Greek text after imported into say WordPerfect or MS Word? If I remember correctly Mike B used a program to add the accents to some of the Greek texts used in BW.

    Thanks.
    Mark Langley
    Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Topeka, KS



    But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

    to. de. r`h/ma Kuri,ou me,nei eivj to.n aivw/na tou/to de, evsti to. r`h/ma to. euvaggelisqe.n eivj u`ma/j

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    Default Removing Greek accents

    The quickest way I know would be to create a macro that strips them out.

    In Word 97 and above the VBA would be

    Sub StripOutGreekAccents()
    '
    ' StripOutGreekAccents Macro
    ' Macro recorded 4/5/2004 by Dr. A. Philip Brown II
    '
    Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
    Selection.Find.Replacement.ClearFormatting
    'Removes acute accents
    With Selection.Find
    .Text = ","
    .Replacement.Text = ""
    .Forward = True
    .Wrap = wdFindContinue
    End With
    Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    'Removes grave accents
    With Selection.Find
    .Text = "."
    .Replacement.Text = ""
    End With
    Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    'Removes circumflexes
    With Selection.Find
    .Text = "/"
    .Replacement.Text = ""
    End With
    Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    'Removes smooth breathing marks
    With Selection.Find
    .Text = "v"
    .Replacement.Text = ""
    End With
    Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    End Sub

    That covers the basics. You could just use this as a template and add all the rest of the accent & breathing mark combinations.

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    Default Removing accents

    Thanks Philip, it works!

    Really appreciate the help.
    Mark Langley
    Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Topeka, KS



    But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

    to. de. r`h/ma Kuri,ou me,nei eivj to.n aivw/na tou/to de, evsti to. r`h/ma to. euvaggelisqe.n eivj u`ma/j

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