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I am using FoxitReader pdf and what to copy a greek word into a txt file. But when I copy for example the word "Παράδειγμα" I get ❆♣❼♥t❤s❤. How can I fix this? I have done some searches but they only include downloading programs like OCR but they only offer more "famous" languages like Spanish. Thanks a lot

  • i'm assuming it's because you don't have a font that supports that language. – Sickest May 7 '14 at 23:57
  • Looking at the sample file you put in the comment, it looks like that file was generated using MikTex. They probably used the Babel option for Tex - when I copy and paste, things like the upper case pi turn into a P, the lower case alpha an a, etc. – ernie May 8 '14 at 0:17
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Don't use Foxit Reader. I've tried this on Adobe Reader and seens to work.
Tried with lots of fonts. And worked on both Notepad and Notepad++.
No encoding change needed for notepad.

  • I try to copy paste from link ru6.cti.gr/bouras/dialekseis/6/ec_2013-14_part1.pdf a lesson pdf of mine. Can you try and copy any line you like? To see if it works... – J0hn Sm1th May 7 '14 at 23:57
  • Now I can't. The problem is really the PDF's enconding, I guess. – Carlos Eduardo May 8 '14 at 0:03
  • @J0hn — From this link, with Safari Mac, I copy and paste, this gives this : Par􏰀deigma — with an alien head ! :-) Something is rotten in this PDF doc. Although it looks nice. – Nicolas Barbulesco May 8 '14 at 10:57

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