Your help will be appreciated for the following problem:

I have a tool which converts IBM I (AS400) spool file to PDF. The file has been copied to Windows environment.

On generated PDF I can’t see the Greek characters using Adobe reader v10.1.4. If I use Notepad to display the file, I can see the Greek characters.

It seems that following PDF keywords are not recognized from the PDF reader.

``````/BaseFont /Courier
/Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding
``````

I have tried to use various fonts and encoding (cp1253, ISO8859-7) with no luck. On PDF reader folder there is the following file:

``````C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Resource\TypeSupport\Unicode\Mappings\win\CP1253.TXT
``````

I believe somehow to tell PDF reader to use this encoding.

What actions required on our Win/PDF environment setup? What actions required on PDF file generation? (`/BaseFont`, `/Enconding`, etc)

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## migrated from tex.stackexchange.comDec 31 '12 at 16:10

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@AlekosFer I'm not clear on the link to TeX here: there is no mention of TeX or a related tool being used in your post. Could you clarify this, as otherwise this may be 'off topic'. –  Joseph Wright Dec 30 '12 at 10:10
I saw on Forum that there were discussions for Greek characters on PDF documents. I am not using Tex, but if someone tells me how your tools generated PDF using the correct Greek encoding, I will arrange to do the same from my tool. –  AlekosFer Dec 30 '12 at 10:19