I'm wondering if a 'Use Greek keyboard layout for Greek' option could be added, analogous to the 'Use Israeli keyboard layout for Hebrew' option.
I find it very frustrating that every time I try to type Greek in Accordance, a number of letters are not where I expect them to be. I have to fiddle around guessing where the letters are, so looking up a word that should take 1 second, takes me 10. I realise you can argue they are in logical places for an English speaker, but given that I'm used to typing with a Greek keyboard layout and do so at something like 50 wpm, it is quite disorienting when things are shuffled around. Since I use Accordance almost exclusively for looking up Greek and Hebrew lexicons, this detracts greatly from my Accordance experience.
That said, I do enjoy Accordance and find it very useful.
I realise there probably aren't many users in this boat, but hopefully it isn't too difficult and you can manage to squeeze it in some time soon. I would find it extremely useful and would be much happier with Accordance if I could type using a normal keyboard layout.
P.S. A Greek keyboard layout works as follows:
terminal sigma W
question mark (i.e. looks like English semicolon) Q
colon (:) shift-Q
the ; key accents the next character typed (acts as a so-called 'dead key')
other keys that give punctuation are the same as English (including the English question mark shift-/, and colon shift-;)
I don't know if there is any way to accent with an accent other than an acute, or if there is a standard method for typing breathings, as these are not used in modern Greek, and I generally don't bother with them except when using a customised keyboard layout of my own in a text editor. I'm sure a simple method could be employed in Accordance, though, if a standard can't be easily found.
(Edited to amend some details on punctuation.)
Edited by Ben Schmidt, 10 October 2005 - 10:03 AM.