Hey — There is a built-in character view in Accordance. You get to is this way -
Choose the font.
This will get you by for now when working in Accordance, but will not help you if using Helena outside Accordance. The built-in Mac keyboard layout for Greek Polytonic will not work for Helena. Since I don't publish and don't have to get along, font-wise or document-wise, with anyone else, I just use Helena. When I had to do papers for class, I saved my Pages document as a PDF and that made it accessible to my professors.
I'm in Accordance 10, but, if I remember correctly, you get to the Characters the same way in version 9.
I just tried adding a circumflex and an iota subscript to a search term and had no problems. I have no idea what is going on in your case. Are you using Helena in your search entry box? Can you enter characters there? Breathing marks? The iota subscript requires pressing several keys at once: shift-option i, shift-option o, or option o depending on where the subscript needs to be placed. If you already know this, please forgive me. In the learning process, I have overlooked what seems obvious to others.
was began studying Greek, I printed out the PDF supplied by Accordance for Helena. I got it laminated. This was is very helpful for anyone new to either Greek or to Accordance. I don't need it for the alphabet, breathing marks, or single accents anymore, but still use it for the combos (e.g. circumflex + breathing).
Post back if you're still having problems.
If you're relatively new to Accordance, there is a free Training seminar in Charlotte on October 26th. Those are fun and very useful.
Edited by Julie Falling, 07 October 2013 - 09:47 AM.