Policy: Unicode and Transliteration

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Jonathan Robie
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Policy: Unicode and Transliteration

Post by Jonathan Robie » May 6th, 2011, 9:39 am

Please write Greek in Unicode if you can. It's easier to read, and will show up properly in Internet search engines. You can copy text from the New Testament from many sites online.

But this is not a requirement. If it's hard for you to use Unicode, use whatever transliteration you want, as long as it's relatively easy to understand.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Policy: Unicode and Transliteration

Post by Louis L Sorenson » May 13th, 2011, 10:20 am

A very handy tool for transcribing from Betacode to Unicode is by Tom Moore, one of our B-Greek members, on his site Katabiblon.com. It's called the "Hopperizer" because it lets you also link texts to the Perseus LSJ lexicon/parser.

http://www.katabiblon.com/tools/perseus ... /index.php

If you don't have a Greek keyboard or are unable to type in Greek for whatever reason, you can type the text in Betacode and convert it to Unicode in the Hopperizer.

Another very popular site for this is http://www.typegreek.com

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Re: Policy: Unicode and Transliteration

Post by cwconrad » May 22nd, 2011, 5:55 am

There is, of course, the original B-Greek transliteration scheme set forth at http://ibiblio.org/bgreek/bgtransliteration.html and at the end of the old FAQ: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/faq.html.
For this too, there is the "Hopperizer" application at http://www.katabiblon.com/tools/perseus-hopperizer/ into which you can paste Greek unicode text and follow the indicated steps to convert it to the original B-Greek transliteration scheme.

BUT: if you can paste a Unicode Greek text into that conversion box, you can certainly paste it directly into your message in this forum, provided only that your computer is not one of those vintage models from before the standardization of Unicode fonts. In other words, this advice is not really very useful.
οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

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Re: Policy: Unicode and Transliteration

Post by Ken M. Penner » May 22nd, 2011, 8:19 am

cwconrad wrote: For this too, there is the "Hopperizer" application at http://www.katabiblon.com/tools/perseus-hopperizer/ into which you can paste Greek unicode text and follow the indicated steps to convert it to the original B-Greek transliteration scheme.

BUT: if you can paste a Unicode Greek text into that conversion box, you can certainly paste it directly into your message in this forum, provided only that your computer is not one of those vintage models from before the standardization of Unicode fonts. In other words, this advice is not really very useful.
The usefulness (for this forum) of the Hopperizer is its ability to turn transliteration into Unicode.
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