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Macintoshes and Greek text

Postby Timotheus Sissor » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:00 am

What do I need to do in order to type and see text in greek fonts? also I need to see the accents and breathing marks as well.

any ideas? its probably simple but so am I.
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Re: Macintoshes and Greek text

Postby lauragibbs » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:05 pm

Here is a tool one of my students built - it's web-based, so works fine on Mac and Windows alike:
It uses standard Beta Code for typing in the Greek, the accents, etc. That's what I use. :-)
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Re: Macintoshes and Greek text

Postby Nathan » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:08 am

Click on "System Preferences," then the "Language & Text" icon, then the "Input Sources" tab, scroll down and check the box for "Greek Polytonic." At the top right of the screen next to the date and time, you should see an American flag; click it and you'll have the option of "U.S." and "Greek Polytonic" - this is how you switch between the two.
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Re: Macintoshes and Greek text

Postby persequor » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:09 pm

Hi Timotheus,

You probably already figured this out, but after you enable the Greek Polytonic keyboard as Nathan mentioned, you need to look in the same menu at the top right (where the enabled keyboards are listed) and click on Show Keyboard Viewer. This puts a mini keyboard on your screen. You can use it with any installed font that handles polytonic Greek. You can even click on the keys and have the characters appear in your word processor.

Another good option is the Tyndale kit which includes the Cardo font and keyboards for both Greek and Hebrew, and a PDF showing the keyboard layouts. You can get it here: http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/index.php?page=unicode


P.S. It's fun to try writing messages in Greek too. You can PM me in ancient Greek if you want to practice. I'm a beginner at that, but it's fun trying.
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Re: Macintoshes and Greek text

Postby Adelheid » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:05 am

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