Category: polytonic

Jan 15 2010

OpenType support in OpenOffice 3.2 (Greek)

The new version 3.2 of OpenOffice.org is being developed and you can currently download the release candidate for your testing purposes. A big enhancement in OpenOffice.org 3.2 is the support for OpenType fonts. A typical Linux user is able to do most of the tasks with TrueType fonts, however any new exciting fonts available are …

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May 10 2009

How to type Greek, Greek Polytonic in Linux

Update 2010: Please see the docs.google.com edition of the guide as it has the latest material. See link below. There is a new guide on how to write Greek and Greek Polytonic in Linux, and in particular using the latest versions of Linux distributions. https://docs.google.com/View?docID=dccdrjqk_4cqjn9zcj (LATEST VERSION) The guide shows in detail how to add …

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May 10 2009

Ενημερωμένος οδηγός γραφής ελληνικών (και πολυτονικό)

Ενημέρωσα τον οδηγό για το γράψιμο ελληνικών (και πολυτονικό) και είναι διαθέσιμος από τη σελίδα http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dccdrjqk_3gx3bq5f9 Είναι διαθέσιμος ο οδηγός για γράψιμο ελληνικών (και πολυτονικού) σε μορφή PDF. Είναι διαθέσιμος ο οδηγός για γράψιμο ελληνικών (και πολυτονικού) σε μορφή ODT. Ο οδηγός περιγράφει τη δυνατότητα γραφής μονοτονικού, πολυτονικού και αρχαίων ελληνικών χαρακτήρων. Ο οδηγός αυτός …

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Nov 22 2008

Help make «DocBook XML to PDF» work for Greek

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?> <!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC “-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN” “http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.2/docbookx.dtd”> <article lang=”en”> <section><title>Title</title> <para>ëãáâṩẫëĝéõōåőȩçą</para> <para>ЁЂыњѨѬѺѸѶѦщЖЊЌЍШЩзф</para> <para>ᾶᾳὰέᾁᾂδϕϟϸϡϸϸαϷϕϲδϕϛ€ϕ©ϖϐͻ©ϖϐ</para> </section> </article> This is an issue that I would appreciate if someone could help in solving. The above document (mytestfile.xml) is a DocBook XML document with text in many scripts (latin, cyrillic and greek). Normally it was difficult …

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Nov 12 2008

Updated to Ubuntu 8.10

I just updated my system to Ubuntu 8.10. Since I had a separate partition for /home, I opted to actually reinstall while retaining the files in /home. The rest of the post is a laundry list of tips. I could not find a blank CD or CDRW, so I opted to write the installation 8.10 …

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Oct 03 2008

Οδηγός πολυτονικού – Write Greek Polytonic

Update 10th May 2009: If you have Ubuntu 9.04 (or Fedora 11), Greek and Greek Polytonic works out of the box with the default Greek layout. For more, see https://blog.simos.info/archives/888 The rest of this blog post remains only for historical purposes and does not apply any more. Update 17th Nov 2008: If you have Ubuntu …

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Mar 15 2008

How to easily modify a program in Ubuntu (updated)?

Some time ago we talked about how to modify easily a program in Ubuntu. We gave as an example the modification of gucharmap; we got the deb source package, made the change, compiled, created new .deb files and installed them. We go the same (well, similar) route here, by modifying the gtk+ library (!!!). The …

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Nov 04 2007

StixFonts, finally available (beta)!

The STIX Fonts project (website) has been developing for over 10 years a font suitable to be used in academic publications. It boasts support from Elsevier, IEEE and other academic publishers or associations. A few days ago, they published a beta version of the font in an effort to get public feedback. The beta period …

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Aug 08 2007

Cannot write Greek Polytonic in Linux

For up to date instructions for Greek and Greek Polytonic see How to type Greek, Greek Polytonic in Linux. The following text is kept for historical purposes. Greek and Greek Polytonic now works in Linux, using the default Greek layout. General Update: If you have Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 or a similarly new distribution, then …

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Jun 12 2006

Can you read Coptic?

Coptic is the most recent phase of ancient Egyptian. It is the direct descendant of the ancient language written in Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic scripts. The Coptic alphabet is a slightly modified form of the Greek alphabet, with some letters (which vary from dialect to dialect) deriving from demotic. As a living language of …

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Mar 11 2006

Greek Polytonic HOWTO

Dimitri Marinakis has written a HOWTO on Hellenic (Greek) Polytonic in free and open-source software, licensed by the GNU Free Documentation License. It gives a background in Ancient Greek and describes how to use Greek Polytonic (read and write) in your Linux system. Simoshttp://simos.info

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Jun 16 2005

Bug 167940: Add Greek Polytonic precomposed chars to gtk+/gtk/gtkimcontextsimple.c

Ακόμα δε μπορούμε να γράψουμε πολυτονικά ως έχει στο gtk+ 🙁 Simoshttp://simos.info

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