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    Default Greek Custom Database - Problems with Displaying Greek characters

    I have done my own Greek to English translation and have no problems when displaying. I'm trying to create a Greek custom database using Greek fonts but they are not coming through correctly after compiling.

    Input (import) from my text file looks like this:

    Mat 1:1 Βίβλος γενέσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, υἱοῦ Δαυὶδ, υἱοῦ Ἀβραάμ:

    Output within BW looks like this:

    CNTR Matthew 1:1 'ίβλος γεν*σεως ˚Ἰησοῦ ˚Χριστοῦ, υἱοῦ "αυδ, υἱοῦ Ἀβραάμ:

    Not sure what is going on. I have tried different Greek font within my text files and it makes no difference. Thanks for any help.

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    Default So much for the old days

    So much for the old days when old timers were hanging out in the forums waiting to help someone. This place has really become dead.


    Quote Originally Posted by drhoads View Post
    I have done my own Greek to English translation and have no problems when displaying. I'm trying to create a Greek custom database using Greek fonts but they are not coming through correctly after compiling.

    Input (import) from my text file looks like this:

    Mat 1:1 Βίβλος γενέσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, υἱοῦ Δαυὶδ, υἱοῦ Ἀβραάμ:

    Output within BW looks like this:

    CNTR Matthew 1:1 'ίβλος γεν*σεως ˚Ἰησοῦ ˚Χριστοῦ, υἱοῦ "αυδ, υἱοῦ Ἀβραάμ:

    Not sure what is going on. I have tried different Greek font within my text files and it makes no difference. Thanks for any help.

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    Default Wow, you really do need instant gratification.

    BW10 Help, section 67 "Compiling Version Databases" says is subsection "Step 1: Creating a text file containing your new Bible version": "text intended for use with the Version Database Compiler must be in ASCII text for non-Greek/Hebrew versions and in CCAT format for Greek and Hebrew versions."

    Mat 1:1 of BGT, exported in CCAT format, looks like this:
    Mat 1:1 Bi/blos gene/sews )Ihsou^ Xristou^ ui(ou^ Daui\d ui(ou^ )Abraa/m.

    I don't know what tools are available to convert other fonts to CCAT.

    --Jim

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    Thank you. Not sure how I'm going to do this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Wert View Post
    BW10 Help, section 67 "Compiling Version Databases" says is subsection "Step 1: Creating a text file containing your new Bible version": "text intended for use with the Version Database Compiler must be in ASCII text for non-Greek/Hebrew versions and in CCAT format for Greek and Hebrew versions."

    Mat 1:1 of BGT, exported in CCAT format, looks like this:
    Mat 1:1 Bi/blos gene/sews )Ihsou^ Xristou^ ui(ou^ Daui\d ui(ou^ )Abraa/m.

    I don't know what tools are available to convert other fonts to CCAT.

    --Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhoads View Post
    Thank you. Not sure how I'm going to do this.
    It looks like you were working with a Unicode text. A long time ago, I wrote a Word macro to convert Unicode Greek into a format that could be used by BibleWorks. It has limitations, but see the discussion and links in the following threads.

    https://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sh...ode-into-ASCII

    https://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sh...8-Unicode-text

    Hope this helps,

    John

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    Thank you much John. I'll go through the threads.

    Derek

    Quote Originally Posted by J Kendall View Post
    It looks like you were working with a Unicode text. A long time ago, I wrote a Word macro to convert Unicode Greek into a format that could be used by BibleWorks. It has limitations, but see the discussion and links in the following threads.

    https://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sh...ode-into-ASCII

    https://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sh...8-Unicode-text

    Hope this helps,

    John

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