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This article is from the Greece FAQ, by Nikolaos (Nick) C. Fotis, nfotis@theseas.ntua.gr with numerous contributions by others.

30 To have Greek characters in my computer - PCs with MS Windows

WinGreek (1.7 is the latest version): Greek-Hebrew Fonts/Accenter/Conv CCAT
for Win3. It's shareware and includes:

-Screen Fonts for Hercules, EGA, VGA & 8514
-Printer fonts for 9pin & 24pin Printers, HP LaserJets & Postscript.
-Utilities for Entering Accents (European Languages & Greek) and
Converting between File Formats (WinGreek <=CCAT).

New in version 1.8: New Greek Font and New Versions of Utilities.

New in version 1.7: Coptic / Greek / Hebrew TrueType Font for Windows 3.1
TrueType For All Printers Supported by Windows 3.1.

author: Peter Gentry <peter@artsci.utoronto.ca>

Several font vendors also supply their own fonts with ATM and TrueType. You can
also use the SYMBOL fonts which looks kind of silly (i.e. troff) but works
if everything else fails.

With the advent of Windows 3.1, the existing problem of printing to
IBM-speaking printers will be eliminated via the downloaded font system.
(The printers here in general know only the old IBM-PC character set, while
the MS Windows had ELOT-928 - you may guess the confusion that arose and
the need for more filters ;-) )

From: Jeff Beneker <beneker@dg-rtp.dg.com>
------------------------------------------

There's a CLASSICS mailing list, for discussing Greek Classics and Latin.
From this list I got info about Greek fonts on PCs, etc.

[To subscribe on the list, send an e-mail message to
listserv@uwavm.u.washington.edu
with the following line on the body of the message:

SUBSCRIBE CLASSICS Your_Real_Name
]

[ Be warned: the stuff *is* out of date! I got it last September... - nfotis ]

>From: TSUPXH01@ASNTSU.ASN.NET

For those using Windows 3.1, a Classical Greek font is in the works at
Monotype -- about one month from publication. From what I'm told, it will
be a PS font but not TrueType. I suggested to them that they create also a
Latin font that would have macrons. I think thiskwould make a very
marketable classical package. In the meantime, how do Windows users solve
the macron problem? I'm using the circumflex vowels in the extended
C as a sort of makeshift solution. Maybe a few phone calls to
Monotype would encourage them to help us out. Call 1-800-MONOTYPE and express
your ideas to sales manager Steve Kuhlman.


>From: Oliver Phillips <PHILLIPS%UKANVM.BITNET>

Yes, you can run Greek on a an IBM compatible provided it and its
monitor have VGA capabilities, 386 (perhaps 286) or higher. I
run Windows 3.1 (3.0 will do), Word for Windows (hereinafter
WinWord). With the Pharos search program came packaged the
WinGreek Greek and Hebrew fonts, with full diacriticals visible
on the screen--only one Greek font, however, though suiting
my needs perfectly. WinGreek will only work with WinWord
though can be used independently of Pharos.

Get WinGreek from Peter Gentry at 55 Ambercroft Blvd., Scarborough,
Ontario, Canada M1W 2z6, peter@artsci.toronto.edu. $35.00 Yankee
dollar, as I recall. Andrew Fountain distibutes it in the UK, but
I don't have his address.

Get Pharos 0.2 (bundled with WinGreek) by anonymous ftp from
the University of California at Santa Barbara--but I don't
have the Internet address. To get it by smail on disk send
$15.00 to

Dan Thibodeau
Department of Classics
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
805-893-3556

For ftp instructions contact him at 6500dan@ucsbuxa.bitnet or
6500dan@ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu

[ WinGreek is mentioned elsewhere ]

 

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