Typing Greek (Learning a little Greek part 2)

I want to blog my attempt to learn a little Greek. Leaning the language is going to be hard but the hardest thing so far is inputting Greek text into the blog. The key seems to be using unicode (Unicode is a single standard for representing all international character sets in a single font.) I have so far found two ways to do this:

1) Paste Greek text in from this web app:

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~tayl0010/polytonic-greek-inputter.html

ie πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον

2) Add Greek in as another input language to the operating system via “Regional and language options” in the control panel (http://www.biblicalgreek.org/links/fonts/keyboard.php#other options)

I can now select Greek as an input language in bar at boottom of scren (el). Then use this mapping to type:

Accents are done by these combinations:

ά type ;a

ὰ type ]a

ᾶ type [a

ἀ type ‘a

ἁ type “a (on my keyboard it is actually @a)

ἄ type /a

ἅ type ?a

ἂ type \a

ἃ type |a

ἆ type =a

ἇ type +a

So πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσςπος

Simple. Kind of. No Iota subscript though by the look of it. Now I am ready to tackle vowels and diphthongs.

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One thought on “Typing Greek (Learning a little Greek part 2)

  1. Hi, Marcus. Thanks for this link. The Greeks have a lot of accent marks pre 1982, huh? I believe that was the year they switched to just the τόνος. Lucky for us Modern Greek language learners!

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