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Tools, similar to Thessalonica

This section contains references to some utilities available on the web, which are intended mostly for working with polytonic (classical) Greek. All these utilities are more or less similar to Thessalonica, because usually they include the same 2 modules, i. e. a keyboard controller and a conversion tool for one or more 8-bit character sets. Of course, each of these programs has its own advantages and disadvantages, and so I desided to provide some information alowing you to compare Thessalonica with other possible solutions and make you choice. However, note that almost all programs listed here are designed to work together with MS Word. As far as I know, Thessalonica for OpenOffice.org is currently unique in its class (especially under Linux).

Ralph Hancock's Antioch

A macro package for Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003, allowing to input Greek and Hebrew text by a very natural way. Antioch is shareware, and a fully functional demo may be downloaded here.

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Magenta Accentuator (Polytonistis)

Magenta is a Greek company which develops Greek fonts and different software, mostly related with Greek script and language. Its Accentuator (Polytonistis in Greek) allows to input Greek accented characters in different versions of MS Word. It also provides some additional functions, like conversion from older 8-bit formats and hyphenation for polytonic Greek texts. Accentuator is a commertial program, and, although demo versions are available for download, they are not fully functional and can't be unlocked.

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Stefan Hagel's Multikey

MultiKey is a multilingual utility: it allows typing in different languages, grouped by their script type. The most recent versions also include some VBA macros allowing to convert Greek texts from the WinGreek character set to Unicode. First versions of MultiKey were distributed as shareware, but now it may be used for free.

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Links to Greek fonts and related software

http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLGreek.aspx

SBL Greek — an excellent font for Classical and Biblical studies by John Hudson.

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ball0087/download/indexFonts.html

Matthew Robinson's page, which contains links to almost all Greek fonts (Unicode and WinGreek) and keyboard utilities available on the web. I recommend this page to anybody who starts working with classical Greek on a computer.

http://scholarfonts.net/

David J. Perry's site. Here you can download his multilingual font, called Cardo, and his book "Word Processing in Classical Languages", which contains lots of useful information.

http://www.stoa.org/unicode/

Patrick Rourkeís pages on Greek fonts and the web are extremely useful and contain links to almost all the Unicode Greek fonts currently available.

http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/unicode.htm

Rodney J. Deckerís page discusses a number of items related to Unicode in the context of biblical studies.

http://guindo.pntic.mec.es/~jmag0042/alphabet.html

Juan-Jose Marcos' (the author of the Thessalonica Spanish localization) page, devoted to his ALPHABETUM Unicode font. This is a commercial font, but you can download a demo version (which lacks some characters).

My other programs related to classical Greek

XWinGreek

XWinGreek is a small tool which allows typing polytonic Greek in different encodings under X Window system (e. g. in Linux). I've written it because there were no Greek keyboard utilities available for Linux. XWinGreek may be used only with word processing applications, because Unicode plain text editors (like Vim or Emacs) usually provide internal possibilities for developing keyboard layouts. Note that now Thessalonica is better solution for typing polytonic Greek in OpenOffice.org, but XWinGreek still may be useful for other word processors (like KWord or AbiWord).