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On Line Library of the Church of Greece

to read Ecclesia Report...

you must use one of the major email programs, like Outlook Express 5 or Netscape 4, and  have basic Windows fonts supporting Unicode installed in your computer.

Our pages use Times New Roman, but any Microsoft Unicode font is fine. Note: you might have Arial on your computer, but an older version; please download this one before contacting us. To read polytonic Greek you also need the Athena font.


2. Configure your email program

Outlook Express users: go to "Tools" - "Options" - "Read" and press first the "International Settings" button. Uncheck "Use default encoding for all incoming messages" and press OK. Then hit the "Fonts" button and from the "Font settings" dialog select "Unicode". At the "Encoding" drop down box select "Greek ISO 8859-7", and press OK.
Netscape users, having the message open, go the "View" menu and browse to the "Character Set" option. Select "Greek ISO 8859-7". 


3. If you use Netscape or if you read your email using your browser and a free mail provider like hotmail, you might receive Messenger in two parts, where the first one is simple text, and the second html, with all the links, images, etc. This is a known issue; you just have to skip the first, simple text, part. Note: this problem does not occur with our free email service.

Another problem that has been reported, is that users who read their email using a browser and a free on-line email provider may read Ecclesia Report's text in white, virtually unreadable, color. The only way to solve this problem, is to sign-up for a new email address at another provider and then to unsubscribe from Ecclesia Report and subscribe again using your new (alternative) address, in which you will receive our newsletter. Providers that treat properly the formatting of our newsletter are, at least, hotmail and our free email service, which you can see at The good news is that at least our email cafe will let you receive a notice in your current email address whenever you have email, so that you won't need to check yourself if new mail has arrived in your alternate account.



Note: if you see strange characters instead of Greek, while reading a Report's issue with your browser, you must manually change the encoding of the page to "Greek ISO 8859-7". Internet Explorer users can just right-click on the page to change the encoding.


- See also "reading Greek and multilingual texts"

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