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I have a document written in Microsoft Word where the following languages were used: Greek, Coptic and Hebrew in addition to Arabic and Hieroglyph languages as well as Syriac.

I used Unicode fonts to write the document, such fonts include: Coptic: FreeSerifAvvaShenouda - Antinoou Greek: Palatino linotype Syrian: Setro Jerusalim arabic: Simplified Arabic Hebrew: Ezra SIL

I need a way to convert the document to LaTeX without re-writing the body text.

The issue is to re-write the text written in Coptic language as well as Hieroglph and syrian. Is there a way to convert a MS-fonts to latex fonts.

"So the main issue is how to use MS-unicode/non-unicode fonts in altex - HOw to convert a MS word document to LAtex without re-writing the body text"

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    welcome to TX.sx. What have you tried so far? – naphaneal Apr 4 '16 at 21:17
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    if you use xetex, you can use system fonts. then, it depends on how the fonts are arranged; if everything is in unicode order, or with a unicode identifier, the probability increases. but really, more information is needed. if you can provide a small example file with, say, one typical sentence in each language, there's a good chance that someone here can help. – barbara beeton Apr 4 '16 at 21:28
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    Why do you want to convert the document exactly? It seems strange to spend years getting a document just to your liking only to decide to convert it into another format. That process will inevitably require a good deal of work in order to get things into a format you're happy with, even in the best case scenario of a maximally smooth transition. – cfr Apr 4 '16 at 21:44
  • If the Word file is saved as .docx, it's XML, and can be transformed to LaTeX with an XSLT2 program. You would need to make yourself intimately familiar with the markup with which Word represents your Greek, Coptic, Hebrew, Arabic, and Hieroglyph material (that means studying the Word XML) and I have no idea if your hard work has been represented consistently in Word. But it is certainly possible. – Peter Flynn Apr 5 '16 at 21:03
  • I am new to latex, I have been using word yet my document became about 1000 pages. I am using the Master document option in word yet they say that it may cause the files to corrupt sometimes. That is the reason I am trying to learn latex since they say it is very efficient with large documents.and yields better results than word. – Silva Apr 7 '16 at 22:45