GreekTranscoder 1.0.1 review

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GreekTranscoder is a program which converts polytonic Greek characters written using one text encoding into another one.

License: GPL
OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
File size: 0K
Developer: David-Artur Daix
Price: $0.00
Updated: 11 Jul 2005
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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.

Currently GreekTranscoder supports the following legacy encodings:
• Beta Code
• GreekKeys
• Ismini
• LaserGreek
• Paulina Greek
• SGreek
• SPIonic
• SuperGreek
• Vilnius University
• WinGreek (and Son of WinGreek)

And, of course, GreekTranscoder supports Unicode, using either composed or composing characters. The program lets you choose which option you wish to apply to your Unicode text. It also lets you conform to the TLG usage regarding Unicode codepoints which, according to the TLG, should be "deprecated". A Unicode text can be converted into Unicode itself with different conversion settings.

What's New:
the Vilnius University encoding is now supported.
the routine which verifies the Unicode composing characters' sequences is now much more efficient.
the default font list now includes 'Code2001', 'Gentium' and 'GentiumAlt', and 'ALPHABETUM', plus all the Vilnius-University-encoding fonts listed in the Antioch documentation.
the default font list no longer includes the so-called 'Semata' fonts.
the replacement order has been modified so that capital vowels with prosgegrammeni are now treated after the small letter iota with diacritics, but before the plain small letter iota.
the transcoders have been updated an a few mistakes corrected.
improved the treatment of WinGreek quotation marks.
corrected an issue on Windows where, even if the minimal configuration was not met, the program would still load.
on Windows, the program displays a smaller window and uses Arial 10pt instead of 12pt.

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.

Your version of Microsoft Word and your operating system must support Unicode to use the program. Minimum requirements are as follow:
Macintosh: Microsoft Word 2004 or later, which means Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. This is the first version of the application that fully supports Unicode, which is required by GreekTranscoder.

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