A friend of mine is learning Greek before he goes to theological college, and is getting in a mess over fonts. He keeps finding that if he copies and pastes some Greek, it magically turns into transliterated Latin letters. Guess what? It’s the Symbol font problem again.
It’s 4.30am and I’m awake and jet-lagged so, to help him out, and anyone else who doesn’t have Symbol installed but may want to read some text written to require it, I’ve written the Desymbolizer. You paste some text designed for Symbol into the text box, and it gives it back to you as the correct Unicode codepoints (encoded as HTML numeric entities).
You can try it out with text from greekbible.com.