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

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

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.