AGK Ancient Greek Keyboard for android

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Skin1989
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AGK Ancient Greek Keyboard for android

Post by Skin1989 » December 8th, 2016, 12:01 am

Hi guys, I developed an Ancient Greek Keyboard for Android...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ekkeyboard

If you'd like to test I can send some free codes!

Have a nice day!

Stephen Hughes
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Re: AGK Ancient Greek Keyboard for android

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 29th, 2017, 10:11 pm

Thank you for creating this Paolo!

Diacritics are accessed by long-pressing the letters then selecting. Much easier than cutting and pasting, and besides, it can be used off-line. The only draw-back perhaps is that there is not much curl on the breathings, so there is a bit of think and think again, when selecting between the spiritus asper / grave and lenis / acute respectively, and more so in the iota adscript capital letter combinations. The breve and macron are only available uncombined - I think that that is enough for most usages (especially in NT studies). Notably, however, the high-point is missing from the punctuation set.

Additionally, for a WYSIWYG input method, there is a major inconsistency. The capital letters of long and possibly long vowels offer some combinations that are only available in miniscule in the Greek Extended character set. Selecting them on the keyboard returns the miniscule form of the letters. Perhaps during the development process, the table for the miniscule iota subscript characters was cut and pasted to form the table for the capital letters. I think that the data table for the capital letters of the long and possibly long letters needs to be truncated by about 4 rows.

There are no spell-checking or predicative input features in the version I looked at either.
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Re: AGK Ancient Greek Keyboard for android

Post by Jonathan Robie » January 30th, 2017, 9:14 am

Does this do things that the Greek Polytonic keyboard for Android does not?

After years of frustration, I'm happily using polytonic Greek on my Android tablet and phone now.
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Re: AGK Ancient Greek Keyboard for android

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 30th, 2017, 1:43 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:Does this do things that the Greek Polytonic keyboard for Android does not?
Jonathan, are you talking about this online utility;
https://www.branah.com/greekpolytonic ?
Jonathan Robie wrote:After years of frustration, I'm happily using polytonic Greek on my Android tablet and phone now.
This is the first time that I've been able to use a keyboard to enter polytonic Greek on my device. My writing in Greek for the most part has relied on cutting and pasting polytonic letters into words, and a few other similar strategies. I think this APP will improve efficiency.

I'm interested to see how this APP works on my smartphone that doesn't display polytonic Greek, except for Katabiblon, which I assume downloads a polytonic font with the webpage.
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Re: AGK Ancient Greek Keyboard for android

Post by Jonathan Robie » January 30th, 2017, 2:50 pm

DOH. I should have checked before posting. Android now displays polytonic Greek well, but the keyboard still does only modern Greek. Sorry for the confusion!
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Re: AGK Ancient Greek Keyboard for android

Post by Stephen Hughes » April 19th, 2017, 2:51 am

Additionally to my initial comments, U+03AC (ά) etc. can be entered, but U+1F71 (ά) etc. can not be.
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