Hi Jack, I don't want to kill your obvious enthusiasm, but if you want to get into Unicode proper, you really have to get up to Windows XP and Office XP. Indeed you can ONLY insert a Unicode character into a Word XP or above document. But sorry again, but I have to add that this is straying well away from DBT Beta testing. George. ________________________________ From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jack Maartman Sent: 04 June 2004 19:55 To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [duxhelp] Plaguing overworked programmers with inane requests. I really do want my left-handed giggle sprocket encoding. I am trying to import Unicode text to save it into languages that don't play by the rules, E.G. Russian, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew, circumventing any MSWord add-ons. I think I've done this pretty successfully with some translations of a text on the Unicode Consortiums web-site. I say I think, because the braille feels as if it is okay, and I can always inventory with the displayed characters with the Duscii tables. I am trying, among other things to come up with a rough and ready translation of the Koran, and polytonic Greek versions of the Iliad and Odyssey, the latter not likely to translate. However, the text is in html entity refs, and apart from manually converting these into the relevnt UTF-8 characters,I know of no way to do this under Win98. If it can be done under XP, I'll either wait till I win the lottery, or write a macro for my Dos Text editor, to do a series of search and replaces. Does anyone have any ideas. Jack This Message has been scanned for viruses by McAfee Groupshield.