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I recently designed an app, on my xp laptop, that uses an Ancient Greek font. For those who don't know Greek has a lot of extra characters that couldn't possibly be incoporated onto a keyboard so I used the "character map" from xp to add these to my program from the font I used. So far so good, the characters are displayed perfectly on xp and the app runs well. However when I tested the app on my PC, which runs Win 98, the special characters were not displayed correctly.

Please help - is it because the two keyboards are mapped differently? I just don't know.

Thanks Siwiher.
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by:Colin_Dawson
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I think that the problem could be something to do with the font itself.  The issue here is whether the older win98 version of the font includes characters that you want.  Another possibility is that you might try using UNICODE mappings instead, although the support for these in delphi isn't too good (well in delphi 6 anyway).
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by:siwiher
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The font is one that I got off the internet and incorporated into the program so it should be the same for all.
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DavidBirch2dotCom earned 125 total points
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are you saving the text into a file ? if so you will need to use UNICODe as suggested above, have a look at some resources:

http://fundementals.sourceforge.net/unicode.html - unicode Code ;) units for unicode
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20615724.html  - nice thread on unicode
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_21068471.html - Assigning greek letters to the keyboard
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20902254.html - how to use a unicode font
http://tnt.ccci.org/delphi_unicode_controls/ - controls that use unicode

hope that some of the able help you

David
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by:gandalf_the_white
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is the greek font displayed correctly in word under win98?
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by:DavidBirch2dotCom
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HI again Dan, could I have some points please ;p)
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