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How do you display Greek and Russian languages in excel?

  1. #1
    Mark Hayden
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    How do you display Greek and Russian languages in excel?

    I have Windows XP Professional and MS Office 2000 installed on my work
    computer.

    The excel spreadsheet I open (lexicon.tab) contains translations for about
    10 European languages. The only 2 that dont display properly are Greek and
    Russian. These display on screen as messed up ascii characters.

    The font i'm using is "Arial" but i've also tried "Arial Unicode MS" without
    luck.

    When i change the "language for non-unicode programs" (under Regional and
    Language Options) from "English (Australian)" to "Greek" then restart the
    computer, the Greek caracters in this same lexicon.tab excel spreadsheet
    display correctly.

    Reading the excel help files it indicates that excel uses unicode and by
    changing the font to "Arial Unicode MS" most languages should display
    correctly.
    Why would changing the OS setting "language for non-unicode programs" affect
    what is said to be a unicode program?

    Could someone suggest how i can display Greek and Russian languages in Excel
    without having to change the "language for non-unicode programs" setting in
    XP and rebooting please?

    Thanks,
    Mark



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    KL
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    Re: How do you display Greek and Russian languages in excel?

    Hi Mark,

    I use exactly the same combination of Windows and Office and have no issue
    whatsoever with displaying Russian, Greek, English, Spanish etc. fonts. In
    fact, these are the languages I work in. I don't recall having done anything
    special to enable that. Maybe your file contains text that's been printed in
    non-unicode fonts (which you kinda confirmed with your Greek example). If
    you so wish, you can e-mail your file to (no need for the full text - just
    leave a few words of each language) me and we'll see if it works in my
    sistem (please remove the words NO, SPAM and PLEASE from my e-mail address)

    The only issue is that program interfaces in Russian and/or Greek would not
    diplay correctly unless you change "language for non-unicode programs"
    option under Regional and > Language Options.

    Regards,
    KL


    "Mark Hayden" <Mark Hayden@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7A586BF9-1321-4C84-ADE2-D3D8FFFC5A28@microsoft.com...
    >I have Windows XP Professional and MS Office 2000 installed on my work
    > computer.
    >
    > The excel spreadsheet I open (lexicon.tab) contains translations for about
    > 10 European languages. The only 2 that dont display properly are Greek and
    > Russian. These display on screen as messed up ascii characters.
    >
    > The font i'm using is "Arial" but i've also tried "Arial Unicode MS"
    > without
    > luck.
    >
    > When i change the "language for non-unicode programs" (under Regional and
    > Language Options) from "English (Australian)" to "Greek" then restart the
    > computer, the Greek caracters in this same lexicon.tab excel spreadsheet
    > display correctly.
    >
    > Reading the excel help files it indicates that excel uses unicode and by
    > changing the font to "Arial Unicode MS" most languages should display
    > correctly.
    > Why would changing the OS setting "language for non-unicode programs"
    > affect
    > what is said to be a unicode program?
    >
    > Could someone suggest how i can display Greek and Russian languages in
    > Excel
    > without having to change the "language for non-unicode programs" setting
    > in
    > XP and rebooting please?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mark
    >
    >




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