Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)

Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)

Postby Jonathan Robie » September 22nd, 2011, 11:23 am

Here's a guide to entering Polytonic Greek using the Greece Polytonic Keyboard, which is the keyboard used for Gnome on Linux systems. In the examples the left hand shows the captions that appear on the keys for an American keyboard, and the right hand shows the resulting Greek character.

Anyone want to prepare a similar guide for Windows or Mac or other systems, in a different thread, with an appropriate title?

Accents

; acute accent (ὀξεῖα)
' grave accent (βαρεῖα)
[ circumflex (περισπωμένη)

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;a ά
'a ὰ
[a ᾶ


Breathing

: smooth breathing (ψιλὸν πνεῦμα)
" rough breathing (δασὺ πνεῦμα)

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:a ἀ
"a ἁ


Iota Subscript

] iota subscript (ὑπογεγραμμένη)

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]a ᾳ


Diaresis

{ diaresis (διαλυτικά)

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{i  ϊ


Combining: Accent before breathing

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[:a ἆ
]:a ᾀ
][:a ᾆ
]"a ᾀ
["a ἆ
;:a ἄ
'"a ἃ
':a ἅ
":a ἂ
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)

Postby Jonathan Robie » January 9th, 2012, 6:07 pm

Here's the keyboard that matches the above description.

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Re: Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)

Postby NathanSmith » February 11th, 2012, 11:15 am

Fantastic! Just last night I was thinking that I needed to search for good instructions for typing polytonic Greek in Gnome, and here I've stumbled upon some. Thanks.
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Re: Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)

Postby RDecker » February 11th, 2012, 6:34 pm

Anyone want to prepare a similar guide for Windows or Mac or other systems, in a different thread, with an appropriate title?


I didn't notice this when it was posted. Nathan's comments today brought it to the surface. I've long had guides to the use of Unicode for Windows and Mac posted as well as a detailed guide to Unicode for biblical studies and tutorials for installing and using the pieces. There are multiple pages, but they should be linked from my main Unicode page: http://ntresources.com/unicode.htm. The tutorials are at http://ntresources.com/font/UnicodeTutorials.htm.
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Prof/NT
Baptist Bible Seminary
Clarks Summit, PA
(See profile for my NTResources blog address.)
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Re: Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)

Postby njw » July 1st, 2012, 3:32 pm

Thanks so much for this; it's exactly what I was looking for. It's hard to find information about this sort of stuff when you're new to the area.

A quick note: if you want to set the keyboard to polytonic greek without using a window manager, this is the command:
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setxkbmap -layout gr -variant polytonic
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