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#1 Tricia08

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:59 PM

I have installed Accordance 12, Greek and Hebrew Discover package, plus Syriac add-on. The Accordance font file has loaded correctly in the Windows\Windows\Fonts subdirectory. But when I open MSWord, although I can see the Accordance font listed, it only types characters in English. How do I get MSWord to recognise and type in Greek and Hebrew and Syriac? Yes I can do this through Insert\Character Map, but I need to do quite a bit of typing in Greek and Syriac, and it would be better to be able to set up a style to do this. Has anyone done this successfully.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:39 PM

Hi Tricia,

 

It's not a word processor style question usually, though sometimes you'll need to tell the WP which language is in effect in which places for dictionary support to work properly.

 

But you will need to get a keyboard mapping for the languages you want so that the keystrokes emit the correct character codes. I use the Ezra SIL Hebrew on Windows, and John Schwandt's EZ Accent Greek keyboard. You'll want to read up on installing keyboards these pages may help :

 

https://scripts.sil....tallationAndUse

https://www.windowsc...yout-windows-10

 

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Accordance Syntax Search For Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics : https://github.com/4...WallaceInSyntax

 

Accordance Crib Sheets: http://47rooks.com/l...ch-crib-sheets/

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:58 PM

Hi,

 

As Daniel said, you will need to inform the system that the input language is Hebrew or Greek in order to see the correct characters in the word processor.

 

https://www.windowsc...uage-windows-10tells you how to add different languages and switch between them as needed.

 

Note that once you add a language, you can easily switch between languages by pressing the Windows key + Space.  Once the Hebrew is active, Accordance font will type in Hebrew.

 

If you are not comfortable with the language's keyboard, you can look in your system for "on-Screen keyboard" - it makes typing a little faster when you know which key represents which character.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:17 AM

Thank you both for your help. I have now activated the correct keyboard layouts, so am typing beautifully (in MSWord) from English to Greek to Syriac and back again! So simple when you know how!

Thanks again

Tricia


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:18 PM

I don't recommend the Accordance font in Word. The problem with the line spacing is still not solved. 

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:52 AM

For Greek and Hebrew keyboard input, I highly recommend using the free Tavultesoft Keyman program.

  • Go HERE for the Windows version. Go HERE for the macOS version. There is supporting information on those pages to help you with installation.
    • Once you install the program, you need to get the keyboard for Greek and Hebrew. Go HERE and download/install the Galaxie BibleScript Mnemonic keyboard. There is supporting information that includes keyboard layouts.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 10:30 AM

Fabian -- 

 

  You don't recommend the Accordance font in Word because the line spacing problem is not solved. 

  Can you suggest an alternative?  Mellel seems to have the same problem.

 

  thanks,

  Michael



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 10:57 AM

We've actually done some extensive reworking of the Accordance font, that among many other things, improves the line spacing.  It'll be entering beta testing shortly.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:47 PM

MGVH,

 

Thanks for the link to Keyman. I had not heard of it before.

 

I use Ukelele, a free Mac OS X keyboard layout editor by SIL. When you download it, it comes with a folder of about four dozen Unicode keyboard layouts, including:

Greek Polytonic (includes diacritical markings)
Greek
Hebrew-QWERTY

Hebrew (I take this to be the Israeli keyboard layout, but not sure)

 

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