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jimofbentley
01-02-2013, 07:33 PM
I have downloaded, and am trying to use, the SBL Greek Font. Some of the letters are in a "different" location to the bwgreek, but I will get used to that.

However, I cannot find either the iota subscript, the ";" sign (for the question mark), or the sign for the semi-colon.

Could someone please help me.

Many thanks.

Michael Hanel
01-02-2013, 10:42 PM
I have downloaded, and am trying to use, the SBL Greek Font. Some of the letters are in a "different" location to the bwgreek, but I will get used to that.

However, I cannot find either the iota subscript, the ";" sign (for the question mark), or the sign for the semi-colon.

Could someone please help me.

Many thanks.

How or where are you using SBL Greek? It's a Unicode font so the way you type in Unicode Greek will determine where the iota subscript is found, but you should be able to type a iota subscript the same way in SBL Greek font as you would in Palatino or any other Unicode font. I probably won't be very good at explaining where to find it because I use Tavultesoft's Keyman to do all my Unicode Greek typing and it uses a different keyboard map than the default one in Windows.

jimofbentley
01-03-2013, 05:57 AM
How or where are you using SBL Greek?

Microsoft Word with the default Windows keyboard.

Michael Hanel
01-03-2013, 10:08 AM
Microsoft Word with the default Windows keyboard.

Maybe someone with the default keyboard can respond. In the keyboard that I am using, you get a iota subscript by typing | after the vowel, which is exactly the same mapping used for BWGrkl font (the benefit of using Keyman).

Otherwise, maybe this webpage (http://www.biblicalgreek.org/links/fonts/keyboard.php) will provide insight.

Adelphos
01-03-2013, 01:16 PM
You press the "Q" key to get the question mark (i.e., semi-colon), but I don't use the font anymore and therefore I don't remember where the iota subscript is, but you can try these two sites:

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

http://forum.fontlab.com/sbl-fonts

The second is the SBL forum where I'm sure anyone there can answer all your questions about this font.

MGVH
01-03-2013, 11:46 PM
It depends on the Unicode Greek keyboard you are using. I'm not sure how you are getting any Greek using Microsoft Word with the default Windows keyboard. (Are you sure you are actually typing with SBL Greek?)

I have info here (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2012/09/typing-unicode-greek-hebrew-and-more.html) on various Unicode Greek keyboards you can use, and they each include keyboard layouts.
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Adelphos
01-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Mark,

Your link is broken,FWIW.

And thanks for turning me on to CleverKeys. I use it all the time now.

Also, FWIW, you can set up the MS Windows keyboard to type Polytonic Greek and use the SBL font to do so. I have done this a lot, and just tried it again to make sure it works.

I remember now, though, why I couldn't remember where the iota subscript is, and that's because I never use it. In fact, I hardly ever use any accents at all when typing Greek, but then, I'm not trying to replicate biblical Greek, just conversational stuff.

I think Jim will have to inquire on the forums I posted to find out about the iota subscript because I played around with it and couldn't find it either.