MS Word problems

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  1. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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    Im using MS Word here in Greece, and I seem to be having issues with it. One, does anyone know if all the fonts work with the Greek characters? Meaning, I change the system font from English to Greek, then type in word. I then go to change the font, and some thing turn into squares, lines, etc., not letters. Is there a way to download something for this? BTW, Im using it on both a Mac and Windows system. Here is an example...I would type something in Greek, change the font, and it would look like: 

    The second thing is that I would save a file, to my desktop for example, and the characters would be boxes and lines again (pic below). If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
     

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The problem you're running into is related to the fonts being used not having the characters you need in their character lists - so default characters get substituted, the box and lines you speak of. Unfortunately, the only simple fix is to use a different font in the document, and there's not much you can do about the system font on the Mac OS.
     
  3. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about in Windows XP, can anything be done, or is it really what font is available in Word?
     

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