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How to use Graecise

There are, as of version 0.9.1, three ways to use Graecise, whose first two differ only slightly:

The underlying concept, however, is the same for both methods.

Write the text in Latin characters:

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm
Αα Ββ Ξξ Δδ Εε Φφ Γγ Ηη Ιι  ς Κκ Λλ Μμ
Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Νν Οο Ππ Ζζ Ρρ Σσ Ττ Υυ Ϝϝ Ωω Χχ Ψψ Ζζ

Use the symbols listed below for the accents, spiritus, trema and iota subscriptum.

( ) / \ = | +
ά ϊ

Illustration of the order of the input of accents etc.You can, of course, combine the symbols to get an alpha with lenis, acute and iota subscriptum for example. To achieve this you type the letter (a in this case) and then the other diacritics you want to appear in order of appearance from left to right and top to bottom as shown on the right hand side. Thus you would have to enter an "a", then "(", followed by "\", followed by "|": a(/|
For capital letters the only difference is that you type the "accents" first (left to right, remember?), since that is what a Greek capital letter with an accent looks like. The macro does not support iota subscripta under capital letters because normally it would appear just like an ordinary Iota.
The "α" here is, of course, only an example. You can do the same with all vowels. Not all combinations are valid for all vowels, though. This is not only my choice - the glyphs are just not in any unicode font. I gather when they're not in they're not needed. Here's a list of the things you cannot do:


The third way is using the macro ConCise, which is bundled with Graecise. It offers the possibility to write Greek instantly - hence the name: ConCise from Continuous Graecise.
The mapping of the letters, accents and other modificators is the same as for Graecise, so you don't have to learn something new. In fact I have the feeling, that ConCise might obsolete Graecise.


Attention: If you write very fast or press several keys at once you'll get Latin characters in your words.

I recommend assigning Graecise and ConCise to a shortcut. This is faster and more comfortable than clicking your way through the menus.
If you don't know how to assign a shortcut to a macro you might want to follow this step by step guide.

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