encoding polytonic Greek

From: Constantine Stathopoulos (cstath@irismedia.gr)
Date: Thu Sep 23 1999 - 12:25:22 EDT

On 23/9/1999 at 5:24 рм Giorgos Georgatos wrote:

>> The driver for Windows NT is available by Microsoft and can be found (and
>> among
>> other sites) at: http://www.magenta.gr/demos/winntkb.zip.
>One member of the list asked if there is any information from Microsoft about
>the above driver. I called Microsoft Hellas and the told me that they know
>nothing about it and that I should ask Magenta. They gave me the web address
>of Microsoft for information about unicode and windows 2000.

I don't know much about this particular driver, but I believe it was created for Windows NT 4 by Magenta Ltd. and not by Microsoft; its layout is modelled after Magenta's 'Polytonistis' or Magenta's old TT polytonic fonts and does not follow the layout of old polytonic typewriters. Moreover, it is not very convenient for touch typists since its placement of keys does not seem to be based on any mnemonic, character (diacritics) frequency or touch typing rules. Users of SMK or WinGreek may find this driver even more uncomfortable than the average polytonic user in Greece.

Perhaps you should also contact ELOT; they are currently working on a standard polytonic layout, if I am not mistaken.

Best Regards,

Constantine Stathopoulos,
Iris Media Solutions.

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