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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/document/d/1oiK5KraVvob6fAEhcVjwI99RlWtnBLiSGgDFs96qrbk/edit?usp=sharing (LATEST VERSION) The guide shows in detail how to add the …

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Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts

George Douros created a set of Unicode fonts that cover the part of the Unicode standard for ancient scripts and symbols. Linear B Ideograms; Ιδεογράμματα Γραμμικής Β Ancient Greek numbers; Αρχαίοι ελληνικοί αριθμοί Click here to see more screenshots on the Ancient fonts gallery. Simossimos.info

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Convert your legacy font to Unicode

There exist quite a few legacy fonts, from the time that 8-bit-style encodings was the norm. Nowdays, most (if not all) spoken and ancient scripts have been added to the Unicode standard. Therefore, if you have a legacy font, you can convert to Unicode using a guide by William J Poser. The guide uses Linear …

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Inscription in the Cypriot syllabic script

Inscription in the Cypriot syllabic script Can you read what the tablet says? Hint Simos Xenitellisblog.simos.info/

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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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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. Simossimos.info

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