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How to type agora properly?

Postby David.W » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:18 am

How to type ὰγορᾱ?
The last "a" should have a macro and an acute. How to type these two at the same time?
By the way, I have problem displaying ancient Greek correctly, for example in the post :Using Greek Characters

"As a demonstration of this. I will now switch from English to Greek Polytonic with the click of a button and back again after I type out the Greek alphabet as easily as the Roman Alphabet... Here goes...

αβγδε ζηθικ λμνξο π�στυ φχψω
and now swiching back...

abgde zhuik lmnjo prsty fxcv"

How to show properly those ancient greek characters?
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Re: How to type agora properly?

Postby jaihare » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:43 pm

David.W wrote:How to type ὰγορᾱ?
The last "a" should have a macro and an acute. How to type these two at the same time?
By the way, I have problem displaying ancient Greek correctly, for example in the post :Using Greek Characters

"As a demonstration of this. I will now switch from English to Greek Polytonic with the click of a button and back again after I type out the Greek alphabet as easily as the Roman Alphabet... Here goes...

αβγδε ζηθικ λμνξο π�στυ φχψω
and now swiching back...

abgde zhuik lmnjo prsty fxcv"

How to show properly those ancient greek characters?


At present, we don't have a way to represent this with Unicode. It's not about it being "properly" typed. It's fine to type it with the accent only, so long as you remember the vowel is long. Many people learn Greek without writing macrons.

The old post that you're quoting used a different system for representing Greek. We use Unicode on the forum now.
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Re: How to type agora properly?

Postby Alatius » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:57 pm

You can write such things with Unicode, only there are no precomposed characters with both macrons and acute. Instead you will have to use the combining characters starting from U+0300. For example, you can write ἀγορᾱ́, with U+1FB1 and U+0301, or ἀγορᾱ́ with U+03B1, U+0301, and U+0304. How well this shows up much depends on your operating system and your fonts: for many, the diacritics will unfortunately overlap.
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Re: How to type agora properly?

Postby Lex » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:52 pm

If you are asking how to type an alpha with macron and acute accent on the forum, I can't help you. If you are trying to do this in your own files, you can use the New Athena Unicode font (do a Google search for it). It has non-standard Unicode characters, including alpha with macron and acute accent. The problem then is trying to figure out a good way to get these characters into your files. I used the Character Map program (on Vista) to get the special characters, and then put them into a file that I can cut/paste from.
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Re: How to type agora properly?

Postby jaihare » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:07 pm

Lex wrote:If you are asking how to type an alpha with macron and acute accent on the forum, I can't help you. If you are trying to do this in your own files, you can use the New Athena Unicode font (do a Google search for it). It has non-standard Unicode characters, including alpha with macron and acute accent. The problem then is trying to figure out a good way to get these characters into your files. I used the Character Map program (on Vista) to get the special characters, and then put them into a file that I can cut/paste from.


Excellent. I didn't know that New Athena Unicode had these characters near the end of the map. Thanks for mentioning that!!!

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