Ego Emi?

Richard Ghilardi qodeshlayhvh at
Sun Sep 9 00:02:29 EDT 2001

Dear Paul and b-greekers,

I tried your suggestions, but Greek was not among the languages that I
could add. I too read EGW EIMI in Greek letters in your original message.
But your more recent post (reproduced below) contained only "mumbo
jumbo". What am *I* missing?

Yours in His grace,

Richard Ghilardi -- qodeshlayhvh at
New Haven, CT USA
Nibai kaurno hwaiteis gadriusando in airtha gaswiltith,
silbo ainata aflifnith: ith jabai gaswiltith, manag akran bairith.

On Sat, 8 Sep 2001 22:32:05 -0500 "Paul Schmehl"
<p.l.schmehl at> writes:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "B. Ward Powers" <bwpowers at>
> To: "Biblical Greek" <b-greek at>
> Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 3:46 PM
> Subject: [b-greek] Re: Ego Emi?
> Hi Ward.  You wrote:
> >3. Paul Schmehl: did you receive it as Greek or as six question 
> marks
> >(which is how it appears in your email when I received it)?
> I received it as Greek letters.  And I can tell you that, if you're 
> using
> Windows, you can reproduce Greek letters quite easily by simply 
> changing
> your keyboard layout.  For example, I can type εγο ειμι or 
> ΕΓΟ ΕΙΜΙ in plain
> ASCII text simply by switching my keyboard to Greek.  If all 
> B-Greekers
> could do this, it would be very nice, but I doubt they can, because 
> not all
> are using Windows.
> Εν αρχη ην ο λογος.  ΕΝ ΑΡΧΗ ΗΝ Ο ΛΟΓΟΣ 
> can be typed quite easily simply by
> clicking on an icon in my taskbar that allows me to switch between 
> Greek and
> English.  It's even possible to supply rough breathings.  I haven't 
> figure
> out how to do the accents yet, but I'd be surprised if they weren't
> possible.
> Οϋτως γαρ ηγαπησεν ό θεος τον κοσμον 
> ωστε τον υιον τον μονογενη εδωκεν ίνα
> πας ό πιστευων εισ αυτον μη αποληται 
> αλλ' εχη ζωην αιωνιον.
> >4. Is the day any nearer as yet when we can adopt a program, 
> download an
> >add-on, use a protocol, whatever it takes, which enables us to use 
> actual
> >Greek letters for Greek words?

> The day is actually here for Windows users.  I don't believe it is 
> for Mac
> users, although someone with a more intimate knowledge of the Mac 
> may be
> able to confirm that it is.
> For Windows users, just click on Start/Settings/Control
> Panel/Keyboard/Language, and Add Greek.  Make sure to click on the 
> box that
> says "Enable indicator on taskbar", so you'll have the icon to switch
> between languages.
> Καιρετε,
> Paul Schmehl pauls at
> p.l.schmehl at
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