EuroGreek FAQs

General Questions

When applying for a position, which language should I use?

CVs can be sent in either English or Greek.

What language combinations does EuroGreek offer?

  • English to Greek
  • Greek to English
  • French to Greek
  • German to Greek
  • Spanish to Greek

Who do I contact for a new translation/DTP etc project?

If you have been assigned to a particular Project Manager, please use her/his direct email address.
If you are contacting us for the first time, send an e-mail to the administration team at production[at]eurogreek.com, or call us at 0030-210-9605362.

What are EuroGreek’s opening hours?

Our Administration Staff is available in 2 shifts Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm GMT.

Our Translation Staff (Production) are available during office hours. Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm GMT.

When are the bank holidays in Greece for 2013?

  • Tuesday 1st January , New Year's Day
  • Monday 18th March, Clean Monday (Lent)
  • Monday 25th March, Independence Day
  • Wednesday 1st May, May Day
  • Friday 3rd May, Greek Orthodox Easter, Good Friday
  • Monday 6th May, Easter Monday
  • Monday 24th June, Day of the Holy Spirit (Whit Monday)
  • Thursday 15th August, Assumption Day
  • Monday 28th October, Ochi Day
  • Wednesday 25th December, Christmas
  • Thursday 26th December, Boxing Day

When are EuroGreek offices closed?

Only weekends and bank holidays.


Linguistic Questions

Can Greek text be automatically changed from uppercase to lowercase or vice versa, using the Change Case option or AllCaps option?

No, because lowercase text has accent marks while uppercase text does not, and the Greek letter sigma is represented by 2 different lowercase characters (but only 1 uppercase character), depending on their position in the word, Greek text cannot automatically be changed.

Are Greek language mechanics similar to the rest of the European languages?

No. The Greek language is quite unique and largely different from other European languages such as the Romance or Germanic languages. Its grammar includes three genders, numerous verb tenses, cases and complex syntax. This poses problems when it comes to localisation automation. Nevertheless, our office has undertaken many successful localisation projects with major clients, requiring special processing.

Can Cyrillic fonts be used for Greek text?

Not at all. The Cyrillic alphabet is based on the Greek alphabet and was created by two Greek monks in the 9th century. Although the character set of the Greek alphabet has been included in the Unicode Character Sets, the Cyrillic alphabet remains special. The font families of the two alphabets are not compatible.

Are special Greek fonts required for Desktop Publishing applications?

Most open-type fonts support Greek, but some standard (non open-type) fonts do not. For highly specialized layouts, our office specialists can suggest special Greek typefaces, which are identical or quite similar to the ones required by the client.

Are special Greek fonts required for MS Office?

Not anymore. The introduction of the Unicode font families has eliminated the need for any special fonts in the processing of Greek text in MS Office.