Thursday, October 28, 2010

Appetitive: Update on Polytonic Greek and Other Geekery

So I originally had a lot of trouble with my polytonic Greek for Windows, as detailed in my previous blogpost. This is a problem that I have finally rectified. I have rectified the problem through the simple instructions for polytonic Greek on The Campvs. So I am going to write out a new version of the instructions, now for Windows XP and Windows 7 that are much easier and do not require any downloads or any dead keys (yay!).

Windows XP
  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Double click on Regional and Language Options
  3. Click on the Languages Tab
  4. Click on the Details button. 
  5. Click on the Add button on the Settings tab.
  6. Select Greek from the Input language list.
  7. Click to check the box next to "keyboard." Select Polytonic Greek from the drop down list. Click Ok.
  8. Back on the Settings tab, click on the Key Settings button. 
  9. Click on the Switch between input languages line of text. Click on the Change Key Sequence button and then select one of the two key sequences. Click on the Ok buttons all the way through to save your changes.
Windows 7
  1. Go to the Control Panel.
  2. Click on Clock, Language, and Region.
  3. Click on Change Keyboards or Other Input Methods under Region and Language.
  4. Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  5. Click the Change Keyboards Button.
  6. Click the Add button on the General tab.
  7. Click the + on next to the word Greek and click to check the box next to Polytonic.
  8. Click Ok to save your changes.
See the cheat sheet for the ways to make all of the different accents on The Campvs.

For some more cool tech stuff, The Campvs wrote a piece on how to configure a flash drive in order to organize your scholarship and read words in Ancient Greek here.

Another fascinating option for typing Greek on a website. The two options are Keyman Web and a website that transforms beta code into unicode.

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