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== transposing into Unicode ==
 
== transposing into Unicode ==
 
* [https://greektranscoder.org/ Greek Transcoder]
 
* [https://greektranscoder.org/ Greek Transcoder]
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* Search for all red characters and replace them with the "automatic" font color.  Standard replace procedure: make the replacement or else go on to the next instance of a string of red characters.
 
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::- [http://www.ntgateway.com/greek-ntgateway/fonts/ Greek NT Gateway Fonts]
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Latest revision as of 12:46, 8 June 2019

Introduction to the Scriptures

Online Lectures

Statistics

Felix Just, SJ
"Old Testament Statistics - New American Bible."
"New Testament Statistics."

Unicode

Bible Researcher, "Fonts"

Bible Researcher, "Hebrew Unicode"

Bible Researcher, "Greek Unicode"

IFAO-Grec-Unicode

IFAOGrec Unicode is a font for Greek and Coptic, developed and sponsored by the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (IFAO). Includes many special characters for papyrology.

SBL Unicode Fonts

SBL Educational Resources

Greek keyboard layouts

Configuring Windows 10

Setting up the Windows 10 Greek Polytonic Keyboard is a little bit tricky.

1. Add Greek to the "Preferred languages" list.
Add Greek to preferred languages.png
2. Click on Greek to bring up "Options."
Greek options.png
3. Click on "Add a keyboard."
Add polytonic keyboard.png
4. Select Greek Polytonic from the list.
5. Use mouse or [Windows key + space] to select the desired keyboard from the keyboards menu.
Active keyboard options.png
6. Now the keyboard will function as advertised in the next section.

Links for Greek keyboard layouts

Mixing right-to-left Unicode and English

- "Why words are shuffled when I insert English words in any Arabic/Urdu/Persian text on Notepad or MS Word?"
  • HTML:
<p dir="rtl">...</p>
<div dir="rtl">...</div>
Wikipedia, "Bi-directional text."
Embeddings
The "embedding" directional formatting characters are the classical Unicode method of explicit formatting, and as of Unicode 6.3, are being discouraged in favor of "isolates". An "embedding" signals that a piece of text is to be treated as directionally distinct. The text within the scope of the embedding formatting characters is not independent of the surrounding text. Also, characters within an embedding can affect the ordering of characters outside. Unicode 6.3 recognized that directional embeddings usually have too strong an effect on their surroundings and are thus unnecessarily difficult to use.
Isolates
The "isolate" directional formatting characters signal that a piece of text is to be treated as directionally isolated from its surroundings. As of Unicode 6.3, these are the formatting characters that are being encouraged in new documents – once target platforms are known to support them. These formatting characters were introduced after it became apparent that directional embeddings usually have too strong an effect on their surroundings and are thus unnecessarily difficult to use. Unlike the legacy 'embedding' directional formatting characters, 'isolate' characters have no effect on the ordering of the text outside their scope. Isolates can be nested, and may be placed within embeddings and overrides.
function U+hex hex decimal HTML
Embeddings
Right to Left Mark: U+200F 200F 8207 &#8207;
Left to Right Embedding: U+202A 202A 8234 &#8234;
Pop Directional Formatting: U+202C 202C 8236 &#8236;
Isolates
Left-to-right isolate: U+2066 2066 8294 &#8294
Right-to-left isolate: U+2067 2067 8295 &#8295
First strong isolate: U+2068 2068 8296 &#8296
Pop directional isolate: U+2069 2069 8297 &#8297

transposing into Unicode

- converts SPIonic, among other ASCII Greek systems, to Unicode

Bibleworks


03-23-2009

There is a font conversion BW font to Unicode font contained in the BW8 Help file, chapter 59. The macros are also included in unimacros.txt in the main BibleWorks program directory. You will have to copy the text of macros, then open the Word Macro editor and paste the macros into the Word Macro editor. Then run the macros.

This is the best solution I've found so far. It was written by John Kendall and posted to the Bibleworks Forum.

"BWtoUnicodeMacro.zip"

Game plan

  • Turn off Smart Quotes to make sure that the accents turn out well.
  • Run the macro on the latest manuscript. It transcodes the characters and turns them red.
  • Search for all red characters and replace them with the "automatic" font color. Standard replace procedure: make the replacement or else go on to the next instance of a string of red characters.

Links

- Greek NT Gateway Fonts
- SBL Biblical Fonts -- SP legacy fonts