[B-Greek] Greek font question
randallbuth at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 16:57:15 EDT 2008
PS: when choosing Greek as an added input language
you may need to choose 'Greek' first, and then add a
keyboard where you will want to choose Polytonic
Greek or Greek Polytonic.
Like most computer stuff you may need to explore
and interpret this a little bit. I don't have an english
interface so everything is 'approximate'.
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 11:48 PM, Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com> wrote:
> >A question for the more technically-minded list members:
> >Why do my Greek and Hebrew fonts keep falling out of my manuscripts?
> >I'm using a school computer and school software. Word, MS Office 2003; I'm
> >using the Scholars Press fonts, SPIonic, etc.
> >When I open a document that was written on another computer, even though I'm
> >using the same version of Word (not the same version of Windoze, our new
> >computers have XP Pro) and the same fonts, all the Greek and Hebrew
> >characters have been replaced by these little empty boxes.
> >I'm trying to work with old documents, editing them into a new manuscript,
> >and I need the Greek to work. Very frustrating. And there doesn't seem to
> >be a way to recover the document with the Greek intact.
> >What causes this? Is there a remedy, or a way to recover the inflected
> >Are there Greek fonts that are more stable than SPIonic, which WON'T
> >collapse and fall out of my documents?
> >Perry L. Stepp, Ph.D.
> For Perry
> You've just illustrated the importance of using UNICODE,
> or not.
> PWS ALLAKSAI; how to change?
> First, make sure that your machine is properly configured.
> (Then find out about whatever your friends have been sending you.)
> Go to Control Panel
> Open Regional Options and Languages
> (or whatever close it's called in English)
> Open Language folder
> Open text and language details
> click on add
> Find "Greek Polytonic" or "Polytonic Greek" in language menu. click.
> Add and apply.
> At text and language details when Greek Polytonic is selected in the scroll
> window, ADD keyboard.
> Choose Greek Polytonic.
> Apply, OK, etc.
> Your computer will now have Greek as a second keyboard input option.
> Left-Alt + shift will toggle between Greek and English input.
> Go to Microsoft and download the Greek Polytonic Keyboard layout in
> order to see all of the keystroke configurations.
> Palatino will be on the computer and give you a good starting font.
> Check out Gentium Alt on the web. Plus several others. Always
> choose Polytonic fonts for your documents.
> [[Between the lines: don't use SPIONIC or a non-unicode font,
> and find a unicode conversion program for your old files,
> there are several available. You will want to add
> Unicode UTF-8 to your browser's encoding properties, too.]]
> For Hebrew, repeat the above and 'add Right to Left support'. You may
> need a Windows CD for this.Then 'ADD' input language and choose
> Hebrew. It should add a keyboard but if you need to add one, choose
> Hebrew, Hebrew standard, or Hebrew Israeli. (Don't choose
> Hebrew-qwerty. If you do, you wont be able to touch type on a
> Hebrew typewriter keyboard or Hebrew computer system, EVER. :-)
> Randall Buth, PhD
> randallbuth at gmail.com
> Biblical Language Center
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Randall Buth, PhD
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