Android support for polytonic Greek

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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by orrinwinton » January 18th, 2015, 12:22 am

Jonathan Robie, thanks so much for the tip on using Firefox for Android to display polytonic! I'd given up on this. Now I can use the word study tool at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l= !!

To enter text there I have to use a sequence like a/)| etc. so it doesn't resolve the typing problem (on this forum) but at least i can read peoples' comments.

Will all Windows tablets allow polytonic keyboards? One I was looking at is the "HP Stream 7" with Windows 8.1.

Thanks

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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by orrinwinton » January 18th, 2015, 12:44 am

Following J. Robie's tip, I can *view* polytonic Greek now (on Android) using Firefox for Android. Can't type it, but can at least now use the word study tool http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=

where, to enter text, I have to use e.g. a/)| etc.

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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by Louis L Sorenson » September 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm

So I went out and perhaps did something stupid. I picked up an LG Android tablet. Greek polytonic fonts appear fine in the Google Chrome browser. But I can only get a modern Greek keyboard to appear - there does not seem to be a polytonic Greek keyboard. Does anyone know if there is a polytonic Greek keyboard for Android tablets yet? Otherwise, I may have to return it for some other tablet.

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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by James Spinti » September 19th, 2015, 11:21 pm

Louis,

There is this post, with updated comments, the most recent of which is dated August 15 of this year:
http://greek-language.com/grklinguist/?p=1562

It doesn't look good for polytonic Greek on Android : (

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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by Thomas Dolhanty » March 14th, 2016, 10:13 am

Now that I've switched from iPad to Samsung Galaxy s2 tablet, I'm wondering if anyone can update me on the status of typing Greek polytonic on Android 5.x? Has anyone found a good solution for this? It appears to me that my tablet will display polytonic fonts OK, but I don't see any obvious solution for typing Greek polytonic. This is more 'nice to have' than major inconvenience for me as I don't type a lot of Greek on my tablet - but it would definitely be nice to have.
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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by David H Robinson » March 14th, 2016, 5:25 pm

Tavultesoft have an Android app, available through the Google Playstore, called 'Keyman Free'. After downloading it offers a wide range of languages from which it is simple to download a polytonic Greek keyboard. The app will produce text on a dedicated blank page, from which it is easy to copy-and-paste to any document format your device may offer. It works well on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo.

David.

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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by Thomas Dolhanty » March 14th, 2016, 6:38 pm

David H Robinson wrote:Tavultesoft have an Android app, available through the Google Playstore, called 'Keyman Free'. After downloading it offers a wide range of languages from which it is simple to download a polytonic Greek keyboard. The app will produce text on a dedicated blank page, from which it is easy to copy-and-paste to any document format your device may offer. It works well on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo.

David.
Thanks David. That looks like it will serve my purposes just fine. Produces a Unicode output, and though it is not quite as nice as having a keyboard proper which you can bring up in any app, still as you said it works well within the Keyman setting and copy and paste will be easy enough for the limited use I plan on this platform. Thanks again.
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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by Jonathan Robie » March 14th, 2016, 6:47 pm

If anyone wants to do the work to contribute a polytonic Greek keyboard to Android, I know someone in that group and could make arrangements. It's more about configuration than programming.
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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by Benjamin Chandler » April 18th, 2017, 10:49 pm

The Play store now has a Greek polytonic keyboard.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ekkeyboard

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Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

Post by Stephen Hughes » April 19th, 2017, 2:38 am

Benjamin Chandler wrote:
April 18th, 2017, 10:49 pm
The Play store now has a Greek polytonic keyboard.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ekkeyboard
Hi Benjamin. You might be interested in this thread about the AGK.
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