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Hi All,

I am trying to implement a site in Greek. I am using Visual Interdev 6. Each time I try save an ASP page with Greek characters, Interdev displays a message that the file must be saved in Unicode format. So I tried that out but IIS wont parse ASP files that are saved as Unicode. This is documented in Technote: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q245000. I have tried placing the codepage directive in the page (codepage=1253) but the result is the same.

So the questions then is... if i can only save Greek characters in a Unicode file and IIS won't process Unicode files, how does on implement a Greek site in ASP?
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by:MaxOvrdrv2
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when it asks you to save in unicode next time... don't save it as Unicode but as RTF(Rich Text Format) instead...

let me know...

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by:cgibbons
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You can't save as RTF in Notepad and RTF files can't be used as ASP files, due to the formatting. I did try UTF-8 but that produced some very interesting characters.
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by:MaxOvrdrv2
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well... ok... first of all... you must make sure that your regional settings are for greece... (Settings-ControlPanel-RegionalSettings) check the tabs in there ...

then... if you still can't process your unicode file... then you must save it as a text file...

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by:cgibbons
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problem is the same at the end of the day... essentially, i can't save greek characters in a ANSI file and i can't use Unicode for ASP files, it's a bit of a catch-22. i have Greek installed as a locale on the server, this does not escape the fact that the characters can only be saved in unicode. i did see a site that uses Greek characters and ASP but i noticed something quite strange on that site (http://www.tip.gr)... when viewing the page in a browser, all Greek characters showed up fine, so i looked in the page source and the characters shown there are not at all like the ones displayed in the web page. is this notepad getting confused about the characters? i have copied them out and pasted them into my page, it works perfectly. how does one convert ordinary greek characters (well, nothing ordinary about them) into these weird characters i see on that site?
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by:MaxOvrdrv2
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well... if you change your keyboard to greek... then these characters should pop-up/be available when you type... does that make any sense??

and yeah... i saw the same characters when i did view source... but i mean.. those are ANSI codes... like if you go on google and search for ANSII Code Chart, you should get all the characters... now... any of these characters can be accessed using ALT+### a combination of numbers... but if you set your keyboard to greek... then the characters should come out fine!

also... try changing your font when you type in the information in greek to "GREEK" you know.. lol! :)

MaxOvrdrv2
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by:MaxOvrdrv2
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ok... i guess that didn't work... but anyways... try it.. you never know... maybe you just have to write it in english and then use the font property to set it to greek... you know... maybe that's the way it works...

MaxOvrdrv2
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by:cgibbons
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problem is the same at the end of the day... essentially, i can't save greek characters in a ANSI file and i can't use Unicode for ASP files, it's a bit of a catch-22. i have Greek installed as a locale on the server, this does not escape the fact that the characters can only be saved in unicode. i did see a site that uses Greek characters and ASP but i noticed something quite strange on that site (http://www.tip.gr)... when viewing the page in a browser, all Greek characters showed up fine, so i looked in the page source and the characters shown there are not at all like the ones displayed in the web page. is this notepad getting confused about the characters? i have copied them out and pasted them into my page, it works perfectly. how does one convert ordinary greek characters (well, nothing ordinary about them) into these weird characters i see on that site?
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by:MaxOvrdrv2
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they i did it.. was to change the font to WP Greek... that's the only thing i found to change the characters... sorry i can't help you more...

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by:cgibbons
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problem is the same at the end of the day... essentially, i can't save greek characters in a ANSI file and i can't use Unicode for ASP files, it's a bit of a catch-22. i have Greek installed as a locale on the server, this does not escape the fact that the characters can only be saved in unicode. i did see a site that uses Greek characters and ASP but i noticed something quite strange on that site (http://www.tip.gr)... when viewing the page in a browser, all Greek characters showed up fine, so i looked in the page source and the characters shown there are not at all like the ones displayed in the web page. is this notepad getting confused about the characters? i have copied them out and pasted them into my page, it works perfectly. how does one convert ordinary greek characters (well, nothing ordinary about them) into these weird characters i see on that site?
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by:cgibbons
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this is strange, my comment seems to be repeating itsself... weird.

anyways, this sounds like it could work... i'll give this a try in a bit and if it works, you get the 100. thanks for your help.
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the comment is repeating itself because you are using your browser's refresh and not the one provided in the top left corner...

and ok... let me know how it goes...

MaxOvrdrv2
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