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Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users

Postby mfranks » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:03 am

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Postby Rindu » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:13 pm

Hey awesome. However, I don't have Greek Polytonic, just Greek. Any Idea how I can get Greek Polytonic?
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Postby mfranks » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:59 pm

I added a new section to my original post which points to a very good whitepaper which should help you further.

Cheers,

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Postby Paul » Wed May 17, 2006 2:21 am

test. please ignore
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Re: Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users

Postby tonyvirgilius » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:27 pm

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Postby IreneY » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:37 pm

Swiftnicholas has saved my life (a little Med exaggeration there) with posting this link. Since you have the Greek alphabet it will be easy for you; just type, as I do, normally in Greek and insert only the accented characters (or the ones with a breathing mark)
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Postby tabaquera328 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:27 pm

I have had both Taulsoft and the MS IME on XP with Word for several months for Greek typing. I can easily, with both, insert polytonic accents (acute, grave, circumflex) as well as breathing marks (rough and smooth), but I am unable to insert a combination of accent mark and breathing in XP; easy to do with Traulsoft. I especially have a prob with circumflex + breathing as in "he was" or hen. I bet there is a way that I just have yet to learn as XP is almost ubiquitous.

Thank you much,

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Postby Socrates the Cyborg » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:08 am

I'm not sure about the relationship between these two, but I just upgraded to IE7 and I can now see polytonic greek even in the text entry window.
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Postby IreneY » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:52 am

tabaquera328 wrote:I have had both Taulsoft and the MS IME on XP with Word for several months for Greek typing. I can easily, with both, insert polytonic accents (acute, grave, circumflex) as well as breathing marks (rough and smooth), but I am unable to insert a combination of accent mark and breathing in XP; easy to do with Traulsoft. I especially have a prob with circumflex + breathing as in "he was" or hen. I bet there is a way that I just have yet to learn as XP is almost ubiquitous.

Thank you much,

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Nice username!!

Is MS IME the one mfranks talks about? The one you install from the Regional and Language Options? If so, open the doc from the link he gave. It has some nice pictures in about page 12 that shows the keys-combos necessary to type any combination you want.

By the way, my mom's printer refused point blank to print the AG diacritics with other systems. I recently upgraded her Windows to XP, installed the Polytonic Greek, it prints perfectly and isn't it amazing how a woman that for the past 10 years is "unable" to remember standard moves within MS Word learnt half of the keystrokes in one afternoon and the other half next day?
I owe you all a huge thanks :D
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Accents

Postby Eudaimonia » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:06 am

Hello; I have followed your very clear directions and had no difficulties getting poly and classical greek fonts. Unfortunately, I can't get my MSW to open, so I can't download and read the white paper. Would anyone be so kind as to indicate the proceedure to aquire accents please? Thanks-Eudaimonia
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Re: Accents

Postby aloimonon » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:00 am

To open office docs, try this also:
http://www.openoffice.org/

I will also post the key combos in case you cannot get it to work:

**Diacritic Marks**

Dasia
Shift+’ (dead key) & letter

Dasia Oxia
Shift+/ (dead key) & letter

Dasia Oxia Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+Shift+/ (dead key) & letter

Dasia Perispomeni
Shift+= (dead key) & letter

Dasia Perispomeni Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+Shift+= (dead key) & letter

Dasia Varia
Shift+\ (dead key) & letter

Dasia Varia Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+Shift+\ (dead key) & letter

Dasia Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+Shift+’ (dead key) & letter

Dialytika Oxia
` (dead key) & letter

Dialytika Perispomeni
AltGr+` (dead key) & letter

Dialytika Varia
Shift+` (dead key) & letter

Makron
- (dead key) & letter

Oxia
΄ (dead key) & letter

Oxia Ypogegrammeni
AltGr+; (dead key) & letter

Perispomeni
[ (dead key) & letter

Perispomeni Ypogegrammeni
AltGr+[ (dead key) & letter

Psili
‘ (dead key) & letter

Psili Oxia
/ (dead key) & letter

Psili Oxia Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+/ (dead key) & letter

Psili Perispomeni
= (dead key) & letter

Psili Perispomeni Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+= (dead key) & letter

Psili Varia
\ (dead key) & letter

Psili Varia Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+\ (dead key) & letter

Psili Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
AltGr+’ (dead key) & letter

Varia
] (dead key) & letter

Varia Ypogegrammeni
AltGr+] (dead key) & letter

Vrachy
Shift+- (dead key) & letter

Ypogegrammeni/Prosgegrammeni*
Shift+[ (dead key) & letter

**Punctuation Marks**

Ano kai kato telia
Shift+; & spacebar

Ano Telia
AltGr+Shift+]

Aposiopitika
AltGr+.

Aristera Eisagogika
AltGr+[ (dead-key) & spacebar

Dexia Eisagogika
AltGr+] (dead-key) & spacebar

Erotimatiko
; & spacebar
ἀλλ' ἔγωγε ἐξ αὐτῶν τούτων μᾶλλον αὐτὸν τεθαύμακα, ὅτι ἔν τε ἀλλοκότοις καὶ ἐν ἐξαισίοις πράγμασι αὐτός τε διεγένετο καὶ τὴν ἀρχὴν διεσώσατο. Dio LXXII 36.3
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Postby Eudaimonia » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:47 am

plukidis

Thank You very much. This is extremely helpful....Eudaimonia
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Postby Skirnir » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:39 am

Thanks, plukidis, for the tutorial; it has thus far proven most helpful with the input of the previously-troublesome perispomeni+iota subscript (á¿·).

How would one input the macron + oxia, or what would one use in lieu? I ask as my current Classical Greek book 'Athenaze' (1e, 1990) uses it and even though I am not required to know the accents for the Konie Greek class, I am trying to learn them anyway as they may wind up being useful.
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Re: Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users

Postby klewlis » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:54 pm

unlocking this because I'm going to make a new one (this is too old and outdated!). I'll include instructions on setting the greek keyboard in Windows, etc. But I'm curious if you all want to keep the post above from aloimonon with all the key combos. Are those helpful?
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