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Ancient Greek & Latin Language Guide

 

Overview

So you've set up your computer for typing in Greek. (If you haven't, please go to the "Setting Up Your Computer" section, under the "Getting Started" tab at the top of the page.)

How do you actually use these input methods?

The links on this page will help you learn:

  • Input Methods for Typing in Greek
  • Fonts Available for Greek

Experiment with the different methods and fonts to find which you prefer, or ask your Greek instructor for a recommendation about which input method and font to try.

Input Methods for Typing in Greek

An "input method" is a way of using a standard computer keyboard to type Greek alpabets.

The links below give an overview of the different types of input methods available for Greek. 

 

These are the keyboards we recommend:

Mac:
   Greek (Greece) - Greek Polytonic
   SophoKeys Polytonic Greek

Windows:
   Greek (Greece) - Greek Polytonic

Greek Fonts

There are many different fonts used on Mac and Windows computers to type in Greek. These are fonts specifically recommended by Mount Holyoke's Greek and Latin department. New Athena Unicode and BibleWorks Greek are installed on our computers. Please click on the links below for more information on how to download the fonts onto your own computer.

MHC Accessibility Barriers Form