I type dozens or more iota subscripts per day. It is very easy to do
with the software utility called Tavultesoft Keyman 6.0. Provided that you
have an operating system and Word Processor capable of Unicode and polytonic
Greek. Once you have Keyman installed, you download SIL's Greek keyboard
and install that into Keyman. Then in Word you just turn on Keyman.
And type "shift =" after you type the vowel. I can type polytonic Greek
right into this email application, τῷ
(Windows Mail, the Vista replacement for Outlook Express)
Keyman automatically detects whether the window you have on top is
Unicode-capable. For example, it will turn itself off when you bring
a Notepad window to the front, but back on when Word is in front.
With Keyman I can even type polytonic Greek into search dialogue boxes, or into
file names. If you look in the folders on my hard drive, there are file
names in fully polytonic Greek.
SIL also has older keyboards for their legacy Greek font, SIL Galatia, both
for PC and Macintosh. But Unicode is the way to go. Then the end
user can take their pick from any number of polytonic Greek fonts to display
what you typed, because all Unicode Greek fonts use the same code for
I really like Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista. Both
Unicode and ClearType font smoothing are built in and automatic. You can
type polytonic Greek into any part of it. The Microsoft basic font, Times
New Roman, now has fully polytonic Greek in Vista and Word 2007, which I
use. Microsoft's Office 2007 Suite for Students and non-commercial use is
now not that expensive, under $200 US. Word 2007 is so much better, it is
well worth it. For example, the "Save As" dialogue box now includes "Save
as PDF." This works very well, and now I use it all the time.
I have not connection to, nor receive any remuneration from Microsoft
Δανιδ Ῥοβερτ Παλμερ ὀοψ