If you have a document using a pre-Unicode Greek font, you probably will not be able to read it. Just switching to a modern Unicode font (in the way the one routinely changes roman letter fonts) will not work. The Greek needs to be transcoded. Continue reading “Updating old Greek fonts with GreekTranscoder”
If you ever need to transliterate chunks of Greek to roman letters, there’s a web tool for that at lexilogos. You type or paste your Greek into one box and the transliterated version appears in another.
Few fonts include these combinations. As of this writing, the fonts I know of that have epsilon and omicron with a circumflex: the more recent versions of the GreekKeys fonts (the free-to-all New Athena Unicode, plus AttikaU, BosporusU, and KadmosU, which are part of the GreekKeys package), IFAO-Grec, and the fonts associated with Antioch (Vusillus, Hyle, and Orthos).
If you need to type some Greek and for some reason cannot activate or install an input system on the computer (or if typing Greek is not something you plan to do again), you can try this online “keyboard” from Lexilogos. When you click a pictured letter (including letters with diacritics), it appears in the text box. The letters highlight as you hover over them, so it’s easy to see which you’re clicking. When you’re done, just copy the text and paste it wherever you want.
The Character Viewer gives access to every glyph available on your system. Continue reading “Using the Character Viewer on a Mac”