What Is Unicode? Part IV
So how do I type in Greek with Unicode?
a = α
b = β
It gets trickier, however. If you installed my keyboard layout (which is a slightly-tweaked version of Tyndale House’s), here are the characters which might not be so obvious:
j (or v) = ς (I added “j” to match the BibleWorks Greek font; I’m just so used to it after six years.)
f = φ
h = η
q = θ
x = ξ
c = χ
y = ψ
Now for the Really Tricky Stuff
But how do you use accents? I admit it; sometimes I give up and just use the Character Viewer in OS X if I can’t remember the right key combination for acute + rough breather, for example. But there are ways, and I hope to master them myself soon. Here they are:
=a = ᾶ
/a = ὰ
‘a = ἀ
“a = ἁ
/a = ά
There’s really no way to learn but by doing—and by doing with reference to this excellent page on Tyndale House’s site. Note only that I have changed the ϡ to a ς to match BibleWorks’ layout.
For Hebrew in Unicode, I think I’m going to have to add one more part to this series. Stay tuned.