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dumb question re: representing greek

Postby klewlis » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:28 pm

It's been so long since I've been active here--last time we were still using spionic.

I checked the sticky threads about this but they don't seem up-to-date (and the windows one has an empty post...).

Can someone recap how to write greek letters in the forum? Then I can update the instruction threads. :)
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby daivid » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:06 pm

klewlis wrote:It's been so long since I've been active here--last time we were still using spionic.

I checked the sticky threads about this but they don't seem up-to-date (and the windows one has an empty post...).

Can someone recap how to write greek letters in the forum? Then I can update the instruction threads. :)

What I use and it seems to me pretty much everyone uses is utf8. I have linux fedora installed and while it is possible that I had to check an option when I installed it I think utf8 was the default in any case. Hence I don't know what to advise people who need to do somethig special to get utf8 setup.

Getting a Greek keyboard is a little trickier -
To set it up I need to run:
"setxkbmap 'gb,gr' -variant ',polytonic' -option 'grp:alt_shift_toggle' ,grp_led:scroll"
from the command line. (gb for a uk keyboard as the alternative so that would be different for others)
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby klewlis » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:49 pm

I guess my question is do people actually type the greek letters into the post box (if so, how?) or do they type the words out somewhere else (like a word processor) and then copy and paste them in here?
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby Markos » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:04 am

There is a standard Windows Greek keyboard that anyone can install onto their pc:

http://www.biblicalgreek.org/links/fonts/keyboard.html

When I use a public computer I type into and cut and paste from here:

http://gate2home.com/Greek-Keyboard

though this particular one does not have the diacritics.
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby klewlis » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:19 am

Thanks! I will check those out.
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby klewlis » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:29 am

αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρστυφχψω

awesome, that worked in windows 7.
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby bedwere » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:51 am

Hi,

I'm a Linux user and I use typegreek.com. If I also need numbers, I use this site. I also have a standalone program, in case I don't have Internet connection: Unigreek. All these methods rely on betacode.

Τὸ αὐτὸ Ἑλληνιστί :D

Cheers!
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby jeidsath » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:19 am

Windows and OS X both have built-in Greek support nowadays. I'd recommend stealing these instructions:

http://www.cambridgescp.com/downloads/typegreek.pdf

The only additions that I would make would be how to assign a hot key (I switch between Greek and English by pressing option-space on the keyboard), and how to see the keyboard layout (useful until you learn it).

There are some complications with diaeresis, marking vowel length, etc., and these vary between Windows and OS X. The OS X keyboard (and maybe Windows?) has many useful characters like ϝ, ϙ, ϡ.
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Re: dumb question re: representing greek

Postby cb » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:05 am

hi, the one i always used to use until the last week or so is the one you get if you google "greek unicode inputter", which is good (already linked above):

http://babel.mml.ox.ac.uk/naughton/poly ... utter.html

now i've switched to the windows keyboard. cheers, chad
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