The Mac portion of this post was updated with the help of friend and fellow BJU PhD grad Jon Cheek on 12/05/2019.
How to Install Unicode
For even more information on Unicode fonts, check out David Instone-Brewer’s smashing page over at Tyndale House.
But I’ll tell you briefly what you can do:
Then make your Text Services and Input Languages settings look like this:
With the settings below you’ll see a little bar in your task bar telling you what keyboard layout you’re using: EN, EL (Ellena, or Greek), or HE.
I’ve set up my keyboard shortcuts to be Ctrl+Shift+1 for English (Latin), Ctrl+Shift+2 for Greek, and Ctrl+Shift+3 for Hebrew. I recently Unicode-ized someone else’s dissertation (for a reasonable fee!). These keyboard shortcuts probably cut my time in half.
In Mac OS X,
- Download these two Keyboard Layouts (both of which I got from Tyndale House, but one of which I’ve edited for the final sigma to match the BibleWorks Greek font I was accustomed to).
- Put them in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts.
- In System Preferences, select “Keyboard” and then “Input Sources.” Click the plus sign and select “Others” in the Language column. Then select Greek-TH and Hebrew-TH.
- Make sure to check “Show input menu in menu bar.”
Now you’ll have a menu like this in your menu bar:
If you ever need help knowing what keys to type you can choose the Keyboard Viewer. The orange below highlights special keys meant for helping you input diacritics. We’ll learn more about that in Part IV, the Final Installment.