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Solution 11166: Using File Names that Contain Greek Characters with the TI-GRAPHLINK™ Software.

Can Greek characters be used in files that are transferred using the TI-GRAPHLINK software?

When a file contains Greek characters the TI-GRAPHLINK software will not execute the transmission to the computer. There are two possible causes for this situation:

1. Greek letters were used in the variable name (file name).

This is allowed on the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus, however the TI-GRAPHLINK software will not accept special characters in file names. For the TI-GRAPHLINK software, the filename may only consist of Latin letters and numbers (no numbers in front of the file name). The file name may not be longer than 8 characters.

2. The body of the file contains Greek letters, and they are not displayed correctly on the PC. If this is the case, check that the true-type fonts are installed by going to the Windows Fonts directory and ensuring they are present.

Alternately, consider installing the TI Connect™ for Windows software. The TI Connect software can auto-detect the calculator and cable, and is fully supported on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.