This is the first in a series of tutorials, written by Tyler Kirby, to introduce Classicists to the Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK), a set of tools that allow you to use the programming language Python in order to perform various tasks (e.g. lemmatization, scansion, word tokenization) on Greek and Latin texts.
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”
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).
The Character Viewer gives access to every glyph available on your system. Continue reading “Using the Character Viewer on a Mac”
If you know the Unicode code point for a special character you need, you can type that character using an input method called “Unicode Hex Input.” Continue reading “Enabling Unicode Hex Input”