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   Download Greek fonts - Read, Print, Type, Browse in Greek, Internet Explorer / Netscape


Arial Greek
Times New Roman Greek (times.zip)
Avant Greek TrueType (avant.zip)

Download the font file or files to your disk and execute the relative ".exe" to extract the appropriate fonts.

From the Control Panel, double-click on Fonts icon, and press the Add button.
Select the fonts that you would like to install and click OK.

Select the fonts that should be used by the browser for the Greek encoding.
Go to: Tools - Internet Options - Fonts. Select Greek in the 'Language Script' area.
At the Web-page font select a Greek one you have extracted e.g. Arial Greek and at the Fixed-width font select Courier New.

Select the language that should be used by the browser.
Go to: Tools - Internet Options - Languages. Add the greek language at the list and put it at the top.

Select a default encoding.

To do this, you need to select View - Encoding - Greek ISO, or View - Encoding - Greek (Windows). Also, if the Autoselect option is checked, uncheck it.



Greek font for Mac (mac_928.sit.hqx)

Downolad and decompress the file. After decompression place new fonts in the fonts folder, which is in your system folder.

Netscape (versions 4.5 and higher):
Select the fonts that should be used by the browser for the Greek encoding.
To do this, you need to select Edit - Preferences - Appearance - Fonts.
Here, you should change "For the Encoding" to Greek,and select fonts (from the new installed) for the Variable Width Font and the Fixed Width Font. For the "Sometimes a document will provide its own fonts." option, select Use my default fonts, overriding document-specified fonts.
Select the language that should be used by the browser.
To do this, you need to select Edit - Preferences - Navigator - Languages.
Here, you should add the Greek language and put it on top of the list.
Select a default encoding.
To do this, you need to select View - Character Set - Greek ISO-8859-7. Also select View - Character Set - Set Default Encoding.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Versions 5.x:

Select the fonts that should be used by the browser for the Greek encoding.
Go to: Edit - Preferences - Languages/Fonts. Add Greek language in the list.
Select one font from those you've just installed at the fonts selections.
Select ISO 8859-7 as the default Character set.
Select a default encoding.
To do this, you need to select View - Character Set - Greek ISO 8859-7.

Windows Greek keyboard installation

Go to: Start -> Control Panel -> Regional and Langage options -> tab Languages -> button Details. You will probably have only English there, so if you do not see Greek, click on Add..., and select Greek from the list.

You should now see GR Greek Greek. There are various layouts available, highlight the line for Greek, and click on Properties, there you can select other Greek keyboard layouts, like Polytonic Greek (applicable only to Windows XP).

Before clicking the OK button, choose which key combination you want for the Switch languages option, I prefer Ctrl+Shift but you can have Left Alt+Shift. So select whichever you want and make sure that the "Enable indicator in taskbar" option is checked. Also, depending on which language you will be using more often, you can chose to set one of the languages as the default (indicating which keyboard driver should be active when Windows starts up).


download Greek font for Linux


How to use the Greek keyboard:

Use Ctrl+Shift or Left Alt+Shift to switch between the English and Greek keyboards or any other installed keyboards. To type an accented vowel, press the ';' (semicolon) key and then the vowel (separately). To use the diaeresis (like umlaut) accent, press ':' (colon - that is, Shift+semicolon) before the vowel.
To use both diaeresis and accent on ι ( ΐ ) and υ (ΰ), press Right Alt+Shift+: before the vowel. To type ';' (the Greek question mark) and ':' (colon / ano-kato teleia) you need to press 'Q' and 'SHIFT-Q' respectively.

The Greek semicolon ('ano teleia') is missing as it was not included by ELOT in the Greek standards! There is a trick however to add it to your keyboard. From Word for Windows go to Insert -> Symbol -> and find the Greek semicolon symbol (8th line 7th character from the left) -> Select Shortcut Key -> In the field Press New Shortcut Key press the keys Ctrl+Shift+colon (the key immediately to the right of the "L" key) -> Click Assign. This is it. From now on the Greek semicolon will appear on Word when you press Ctrl+Shift+colon.

In some applications, Left Alt+Shift may not switch keyboards. You may be able to manually switch the keyboard by clicking the 'En' or 'Gr' icon in the taskbar or select and use the alternative keyboard shortcut provided which is Ctrl+Shift.

Using the Greek keys

You can use a utility like Microsoft Visual keyboard if you are confused as to which English keys correspond to which Greek letters.

Microsoft Visual keyboard supports typing in more than one language on the same computer by showing you a keyboard for another language on your screen. You might use Visual Keyboard when you change your keyboard layout from one language to another. When you change keyboard layouts, the characters you see as you type might not correspond with your keyboard. Visual Keyboard lets you see the keyboard for the language you've switched to on your screen so that you can either click the keys on your screen or see the correct keys to press to enter text.

Displaying Greek text on a browser

In order for the Greek to be correctly displayed in a browser you must ensure that the <HEAD> section of the source code contains the following tag:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1253">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
if you want to use Unicode encoding.



How to view print and type in Greek for all platforms from Hellenic Resources Network

Greek fonts

Adding Greek fonts

Dealing with Greek Characters in Computers

LINGUIST List 11.2285, Word Processing in Greek


Free Greek fonts by Magenta (Canonica is polytonic)

Unicode Polytonic Greek for the World Wide Web

Πως θα εγκατασταθεί το πολυτονικό πληκτρολόγιο σε Windows 2000
(750050) - Στα Windows 2000 υπάρχει η δυνατότητα εγκατάστασης πολυτονικού πληκτρολογίου.

Πώς θα εγκατασταθεί το πολυτονικό πληκτρολόγιο στα Windows XP
(750106) - Το άρθρο αυτό περιγράφει τη διαδικασία εγκατάστασης του πολυτονικού πληκτρολογίου στα Windows XP Home Edition ή στα Windows XP Professional Edition.

How to Use the Greek Polytonic System in Windows XP
Polytonic Greek is not a language itself but rather a representation form of the Greek Language. It is named Polytonic due to the use of multiple (poly-) diacritic marks, as opposed to Monotonic that uses a single (mono-) diacritic mark... download 1MB Word file

Χρήση πολυτονικών στα Microsoft Windows 2000/XP

(750052) - Οι εκδόσεις των Microsoft Windows (εκδόσεις 2000/XP) υποστηρίζουν πολυτονική Ελληνική γραφή (ψιλή, δασεία, περισπωμένη, υπογεγραμμένη, βαρεία, οξεία, κλπ.) και ακολουθεί το επίσημο Unicode(i) πρότυπο για τους ελληνικούς πολυτονικούς χαρακτήρες ...

Greek polytonic keyboard layout by Microsoft  and by ellopos (You need Internet Explorer to see it).

Λήψη γραμματοσειρών (πολυτονικών και μονοτονικών) καθώς και οδηγών πληκτρολογίου για πολυτονικά


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