[duxhelp] Plaguing overworked programmers with inane requests.

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 11:54:32 -0700

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.


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