11.0094 dealing with Greek

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 12:12:01 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 94.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Carmen Zavala <czavala@pucp.edu.pe> (14)
Subject: Greek characters

[2] From: Martin Wallraff <Wallraff@uni-bonn.de> (57)
Subject: Son of WinGreek

Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 14:01:13 -0500 (GMT-0500)
From: Carmen Zavala <czavala@pucp.edu.pe>
Subject: Greek characters

Dear colleagues :

We are wondering if there is any possibility to write greek characters as
codes and not as gif-images, as it is possible with some other European
characters (as the German HTML code for "ss" [alt 225] is "&szlig").
The Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru is going to publish a
journal of philosophy on-line (Estudios de Filosofia 3) and has entrusted
us with the task of publishing this journal on-line.
We would be most grateful if somebody could help us further with this
Greek characters.


Carmen Zavala czavala@pucp.edu.pe
Aurelio Mini amini@pucp.edu.pe

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 10:26:25 +0100 (BST)
From: Martin Wallraff <Wallraff@uni-bonn.de>
Subject: Son of WinGreek

[Forwarded from LEXI (Greek and Latin lexicography). --WM]

Dear list members,

a while I ago I wrote to this list about a forthcoming shareware package
"Son of WinGreek". Here it is! Good news for all users of Win95...

Martin Wallraff.


Son of WinGreek is here!

Classical Greek scholars who use WinGreek have been dismayed to find that
its 'Beta' keyboard utility doesn't work in Windows 95. The author has no
plans to make a new version. Other classical Greek programs use different
character sets, so that they can't read documents that were made with
WinGreek. Result - impasse.

That's all changed now. Neil Beshoori of NRB Systems, author of the popular
keyboard utility WinKeySwap, and Ralph Hancock, designer of the Greek Old
Face font for use with WinGreek, have joined forces to make a successor to
the program, which we have called Son of WinGreek. It works in both Win 95
and Win 3.x, and with US, British, German and other keyboard layouts. The
current version is for Greek only, and comes with full instructions.

Son of WinGreek uses a simplified 'dead key' system for diacriticals which,
with a little practice, allows faster typing. The 13 most commonly used
combinations are assigned to the numeral row at the top of the keyboard. A
small chart is provided which can be printed out and laid above these keys
as a reminder. The system gives access to every character, including the
numerals themselves and a few extra symbols that don't even exist in the
original WinGreek font.

Son of WinGreek is distributed in a package with the Greek Old Face font in
Type 1 and TT versions. It is sold as shareware with a registration fee of
US$20 or equivalent in any hard currency.

You can get Son of WinGreek by FTP:


or download it from the web:


or from CompuServe:

Program Title: SON OF WINGREEK
Registration ID: 15533
Fee (US$): 20.00

Available for registration via SWREG - simply connect to Compuserve and GO
SWREG, then enter details as above.

The program will also be in the following fora:

Foreign Languages Forum
Library 4: Latin/Greek

Desktop Publishing Forum
Library 12: Program Demos


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