unicode with windows 7

unicode with windows 7

Postby SusanJeffers » October 20th, 2011, 4:32 am

My old XP computer had a little button down in the tray that I could click on to switch between English (United States) and Greek Polytonic. I think at one time it also had Hebrew, but that disappeared at some point. When I would click on Greek Polytonic my typing would come up in Greek, and when I was done typing Greek I could switch back to English. I gather that the Greek I typed could be read by just about anyone with a fairly modern computer, even without their having to install fonts. I take it this functionality is called "unicode" and it's what b-greek is using now too.

How do I get my new Windows 7 computer to do something similar? Or, how do I get to where I can type in unicode in Windows 7?

Thanks!

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Re: unicode with windows 7

Postby Mark House » October 20th, 2011, 7:55 am

The installation of language keyboards is essentially the same in Windows 7 as it was with XP. Logos has a set of utilities you can download with excellent documentation that you might find helpful:

http://www.logos.com/support/downloads/keyboards
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Re: unicode with windows 7

Postby Ken M. Penner » October 20th, 2011, 9:36 am

SusanJeffers wrote:Or, how do I get to where I can type in unicode in Windows 7?

You're looking for the "Change Keyboards" button on the "Keyboards and Languages" tab of the "Region and Language" Control Panel window.
To get there:
  • Click the Start button, type "keyboard input", and press Enter.
  • Click "Change Keyboards"
  • Click "Add"
  • Put a check mark beside the Language and Keyboard Layouts you want to add.
  • Click OK, OK, OK.
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Re: unicode with windows 7

Postby SusanJeffers » October 20th, 2011, 10:04 am

thanks, Ken -- that got me Exactly What I Wanted!

χαρις και ειρηνη σοι!

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