Classical Language Toolkit, part 1

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.

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Updating old Greek fonts with GreekTranscoder

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”

Circumflex over epsilon or omicron

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).

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