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#21 Emma1310

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:13 AM

I had problems uninstalling Babylon and I'm not sure if it didn't contribute to my laptop crashing spectacularly.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:15 AM

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there is nothing wrong with anyone's settings. Greek script shows fine on the forum. The problem is only with messages that had been posted before the latest forum update, because of the different encoding (ISO-8859-7) that was used in the past. Now the encoding is set to utf-8, which supports all european languages.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:16 PM

Thanks Yannis, that explains it all.

Emma, it can't be the reason for crashing unless you did anything stupid. Probably a bug, Trojan or other nasty creature (your neighbour e.g. whose wireless router your hitch hiking and got into your system?) ;) I warned you didn't I.

BTW, why did you uninstall it? I'm using it for years now and couldn't live/work without it. Did you use a trial version? If so they have an offer for a 20% discount at the moment.


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Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:41 PM

Does it have an Greeklish-English dictionary? And what's it like at translating Greek if you forget the tonos?

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:21 PM

B)

I'm sure it was coincidence too Wim. That was ages ago actually and I've had no problems since, although I've not checked my bank account....... ;)
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:24 PM

Hi Assim,

Maybe this one can help? Greek conversions

But, it still is only of use to people who speak Greek and there is no τόνος used. Ergo, it makes it useless to search for the word in a dictionary. It was originally designed for Greeks communicating with Greeks using the internet on a non Greek keyboard. You can of course change the lingo settings by using shift-alt. E.G., Ηιγη Ασσιμ ηος αρε υοθ ? But that is absolutely nonsense when writing English B) The H of high does not exist in Greek and the Iota is an e sound etc..

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 04:51 AM

Yannis,

Thanks. That is true, but what I really need is to take a class and learn it. lol
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:47 AM

Filoglossia is quite good Kay, if you want to make a start at home.

I read recently that there are only 3000 places on the free Greek courses each year. I wonder if they are over-subscribed or not?
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:48 PM

Emma, what/where are these free Greek courses?
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:16 PM

You have to be in Greece, you know and possibly working. I can't remember where I saw the details but I'll search around and put the details here for you.
They're funded by the EU I believe. Sure I've seen them mentioned here before.

Found it

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:50 PM

ah! i'll have to stick to rosetta stone cds!
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 12:35 AM

you should, they are really good. I would love some of those.

There's filoglossia as well which is free.
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:26 PM

I wonder,

What happened to the topic starter; Guest_Tex55_* ? Guest_ guest "David in Texas"? Has he perished in the overflow of advises. B)

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:01 AM

Wim,
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:17 PM

That makes sense, Thanks Yanni_s

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