Re: Greek fonts

From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Mon Jan 13 1997 - 12:28:11 EST

<html><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">Carlton,<br><br>In my enthusiasm to experiment I did indeed commit &quot;typo&quot; in pneumatikwn on both counts you mention. &nbsp;The exercise proved somewhat successful because some on the list were able to view this as Greek text, in spite of the mistakes!<br><br>Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church<br>MT. Olive NC<br><br>&quot;Endeavouring to make use of &nbsp;NT Greek in a real life ministry!&quot;----------<br>&gt; From: Carlton Winbery &lt;<font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000">&gt;<br>&gt; To: <font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; Subject: Greek fonts<br>&gt; Date: Monday, January 13, 1997 2:00 AM<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Someone put the following words on in Greek to test their Greek font.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; &quot;Peri de twn pvematikwn, adelfoi, ou qelw ujmas agnoein.&quot;<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Obviously som
e mispellings and changed letters.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Note that in twn the nu is the &quot;n&quot; on the English keyboard, but the v in<br>&gt; pneumatikwn is the &quot;v&quot; on the English keyboard. &nbsp;That is an obvious typo.<br>&gt; In the Linquist Software fonts the &quot;v&quot; is the acute accent with overstrike<br>&gt; capability. &nbsp;Also there is no upsilon following the epsilon in pneumatikwn.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; The theta and the phi are in a good place to match up with Linquist<br>&gt; Software fonts on the English keyboard. &nbsp;The &quot;j&quot; in what should be hUMAS<br>&gt; would be a smooth rather than a rough breathing mark. &nbsp;If you had used the<br>&gt; &quot;J&quot; it would be a rough breathing in the Linquist fonts. &nbsp;The nu in the<br>&gt; last word is also in the correct place for a &quot;n&quot; on the English keyboard.<br>&gt; If we could ever get the same keyboard layout for all our Greek fonts, then<br>&gt; for me it would be just a matter of selecting the text to be
seen in Greek<br>&gt; (be it one word of the whole NT) and touching &quot;Command + 3 and I would see<br>&gt; it in the Greek font no matter which word processor I was using.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; The full keyboard layout for Linquist Software Greek fonts (which are the<br>&gt; oldest that I know of for the MacIntosh, Spring, 1984) are as follows.<br>&gt; alpha = a<br>&gt; beta = b<br>&gt; gamma = g<br>&gt; delta = d<br>&gt; epsilon = e<br>&gt; zeta = z<br>&gt; eta = h<br>&gt; theta = q<br>&gt; iota = i<br>&gt; kappa = k<br>&gt; lambda = l<br>&gt; mu = m<br>&gt; nu = n<br>&gt; xsi = x<br>&gt; omicron = o<br>&gt; pi = p<br>&gt; rho = r<br>&gt; sigma = s<br>&gt; final sigma = &quot;<br>&gt; tau = t<br>&gt; upsilon = u<br>&gt; phi = f<br>&gt; chi = c<br>&gt; psi = y<br>&gt; omega = w<br>&gt; <br>&gt; The breathing marks are<br>&gt; smooth = j<br>&gt; rough = J<br>&gt; Before a capitol<br>&gt; smooth = option + j<br>&gt; rough = option + J<br>&gt; <br>&gt; The accents with strikeover are<br>&gt; acute = v<br>&gt; gra
ve = ;<br>&gt; circumflex = '<br>&gt; acute with smooth breathing = [<br>&gt; acute with rough breathing = {<br>&gt; grave with smooth breathing = ]<br>&gt; grave with rough breathing = }<br>&gt; circumflex over smooth = \<br>&gt; circumflex over rough = |<br>&gt; <br>&gt; All the signs used in the Nestle-Aland26 are also available using<br>&gt; combinations with the option keys.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; It would be nice if fonts used on any platform could have the same keyboard<br>&gt; layout at least down to the smooth and rough breathing marks (maybe even<br>&gt; excluding the final sigma). &nbsp;Then they could be transmitted as ascii files<br>&gt; and translated quickly by the users into the Greek fonts.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Though I am getting used to transliteration, looking at the Greek fonts<br>&gt; would greatly help in spotting typos and the like.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Just a thought,<br>&gt; <br>&gt; <br>&gt; Carlton L. Winbery<br>&gt; Fogleman Professor of Religion<br>&gt; Louisiana College<br>&gt; <font color="
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