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I down loaded SPIonic howevernit doesnt look greek

Postby Timotheus » Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:39 am

I down loaded SPIonic however it doesnt look like a greek font to me.

it looks like boul\h or is that what it is supposed to look like, and what I need to do is learn another writing scheme?
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Postby Paul » Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:06 am

Hi,

You need to learn the close approximation to Betacode that we use here; please see http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=111.

The SPIonic font 'maps' these characters to their corresponding Greek glyphs.

When posting, enclose your Greek in tags like this (here using the first word of the Iliad):

[face=SPIonic]mh=nin[/face]

When the post is viewed, this sequence will look something like this:

[face=SPIonic]mh=nin[/face]

It helps to make the Greek text larger, e.g.,

[size=18][face=SPIonic]mh=nin[/face][/size] which looks like this:

[face=SPIonic]mh=nin[/face]

Finally, the 'Post a reply' user interface has some 'Font Setting' select lists that can save you the time of typing these size and font tags.

I hope this is the info you were looking for.

Cordially,

Paul
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Postby benissimus » Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:29 am

Also, make sure that you downloaded the font to your Fonts folder (under the Windows folder for Windows users).
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Postby mingshey » Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:16 am

Hehe, I found out with what magic Paul have conjured up passive code strings for the examples, which would appear in Greek if you simply quote them.
Normally if you type
[size=16][face=SPIonic]magiko\j ku/rioj Mustoai/louroj[/face][/size]

it will appear as

[face=SPIonic]magiko\j ku/rioj Mustoai/louroj[/face]
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Postby Bardo de Saldo » Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:03 am

When I read your threads, I don't see the greek alphabet, but the latin one with back-slashes, etc. Is it because I haven't installed SPIonic?

My Windows XP OS comes with both modern and polytonic greek. Using the accents, breathings, etc. in the polytonic keyboard is a big hassle, but writing in capital letters is very easy, and one can always say: "yeah, I only use capitals, like the old-timers". Can a Mac or Linux user tell me if he/she sees the following sentence in the greek alphabet?

ΤΙΣ Τ ΑΡ ΣΦΩΕ ΘΕΩΝ ΕΡΙΔΙ ΞΥΝΕΗΚΕ ΜΑΧΕΣΘΑΙ;
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Postby Adelheid » Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:35 am

Bardo de Saldo wrote:When I read your threads, I don't see the greek alphabet, but the latin one with back-slashes, etc. Is it because I haven't installed SPIonic?


I think all you need to do is indeed download a spionic font. Check this http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=111 for some info.

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Postby Timotheus » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:50 pm

Ok I got it --- finally-- :)

not only did I have to download it but I had to get it moved over into my fonts folder which was "more luck than pluck".

But now everything is showing in a greek font instead of various sizes of latin letters and symbols.


Thatnks all :D :D :D :D :!:
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