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Keyboard Map of SPIonic, a public domain Greek font

Created by:

Jimmy Adair, Scholars Press

Last modified:

13 December 1998

Modification 8 November 1995:

add macrons to indicate long vowels

Modification 12 April 1996:

add elision character

Modification 18 February 1998:

add overstrike character for nomina sacra,

remove asterisk, lengthen dash

Modification 13 December 1998

Adaption dieses Textes für BibFor durch jmwiegard@nikocity.de

Description: SPIonic exists in both Macintosh and Windows versions, both with the same character and keyboard maps. By design, all characters in the font lie between decimal 32 and 127 (20x-7Fx, 040-0177), so they should transfer without problem over the Internet. The font is designed to follow the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae encoding scheme (see ) to as great an extent as possible, with a few exceptions. The most important exception is that upper and lower case letters have separate code points, unlike the TLG standard which requires an asterisk to indicate an uppercase letter (however, the asterisk is also part of the font). A second major variation is that breathing marks, accents, and other diacriticals exist in two forms: one for use with narrow characters and one for use with wide characters.

The uppercase letters are listed first in alphabetical order, followed by lowercase letters, then breathing mark and accent combinations, and then by other symbols. Please note the distinction between upper and lower case in "key to push"; all shifted keys are so indicated. Also, note that diacriticals that are designed for narrow characters are generally unshifted, whereas the corresponding diacriticals for wide characters are shifted (the standalone dieresis, following TLG, is the exception). Standalone vowels (e.g., before an uppercase letter at the beginning of a word) may be simulated by typing a non-breaking space (7) followed by the narrow breathing mark/accent combination.

A few differences may exist among keyboards for some shifted keys (e.g., is " shift-' or shift-2 ?), so people with different keyboards will have to make the proper adjustments.

Character

character description

key to push

A

alpha (uppercase)

A (shift-a)

B

beta (uppercase)

B (shift-b)

G

gamma (uppercase)

G (shift-g)

D

delta (uppercase)

D (shift-d)

E

epsilon (uppercase)

E (shift-e)

Z

zeta (uppercase)

Z (shift-z)

H

eta (uppercase)

H (shift-h)

V

vau/digamma (uppercase)

V (shift-v)

Q

theta (uppercase)

Q (shift-q)

I

iota (uppercase)

I (shift-i)

K

kappa (uppercase)

K (shift-k)

L

lambda (uppercase)

L (shift-l)

M

mu (uppercase)

M (shift-m)

N

nu (uppercase)

N (shift-n)

C

xi (uppercase)

C (shift-c)

O

omicron (uppercase)

O (shift-o)

P

pi (uppercase)

P (shift-p)

J

qoppa (uppercase)

J (shift-j)

R

rho (uppercase)

R (shift-r)

S

sigma (uppercase)

S (shift-s)

T

tau (uppercase)

T (shift-t)

U

upsilon (uppercase)

U (shift-u)

F

phi (uppercase)

F (shift-f)

X

chi (uppercase)

X (shift-x)

Y

psi (uppercase)

Y (shift-y)

W

omega (uppercase)

W (shift-w)

`

sampi (uppercase)

` (grave accent)

a

alpha (lowercase)

a

b

beta (lowercase)

b

g

gamma (lowercase)

g

d

delta (lowercase)

d

e

epsilon (lowercase)

e

v

vau/digamma (lowercase)

v

z

zeta (lowercase)

z

h

eta (lowercase)

h

q

theta (lowercase)

q

i

iota (lowercase)

i

a|

iota subscript

| (virgule, shift-\)

k

kappa (lowercase)

k

l

lambda (lowercase)

l

m

mu (lowercase)

m

n

nu (lowercase)

n

c

xi (lowercase)

c

o

omicron (lowercase)

o

p

pi (lowercase)

p

r

rho (lowercase)

r

s

sigma initial/medial (lowercase)

s

j

sigma final (lowercase)

j

t

tau (lowercase)

t

u

upsilon (lowercase)

u

f

phi (lowercase)

f

x

chi (lowercase)

x

y

psi (lowercase)

y

w

omega (lowercase)

w

i0

smooth breathing (narrow char)

0 (zero)

a)

smooth breathing (wide char)

) (shift-0)

i9

rough breathing (narrow char)

9

a(

rough breathing (wide char)

( (shift-9)

i/

acute accent (narrow char)

/ (forward slash)

a&

acute accent (wide char)

& (ampersand, shift-7)

i\

grave accent (narrow char)

\ (backslash)

a_

grave accent (wide char)

_ (underscore, shift--)

i=

circumflex accent (narrow char)

= (equal sign)

a~

circumflex accent (wide char)

~ (tilde, shift-`)

i1

smooth+acute (narrow char)

1 (one)

a!

smooth+acute (wide char)

! (exclamation mark, shift-1)

i2

smooth+grave (narrow char)

2

a@

smooth+grave (wide char)

@ ("at" sign, shift-2)

i]

smooth+circumflex (narrow char)

] (right bracket)

a}

smooth+circumflex (wide char)

} (right brace, shift-])

i3

rough+acute (narrow char)

3

a#

rough+acute (wide char)

# (number sign, shift-3)

i4

rough+grave (narrow char)

4

a$

rough+grave (wide char)

$ (dollar sign, shift-4)

i[

rough+circumflex (narrow char)

[ (left bracket)

a{

rough+circumflex (wide char)

{ (left brace, shift-[)

i+

dieresis (narrow char)

+ (plus, shift-=)

u"

dieresis (wide char)

" (double quote, shift-')

i5

dieresis+acute (narrow char)

5

u%

dieresis+acute (wide char)

% (percent, shift-5)

i6

dieresis+grave (narrow char)

6

u^

dieresis+grave (wide char)

^ (caret, shift-6)

i<

macron (narrow char)

< (less than, shift-,)

a>

macron (wide char)

> (greater than, shift-.)

,

comma

, (comma)

:

colon (raised dot)

: (colon, shift-;)

.

full stop (period)

. (period)

;

question mark

; (semi-colon)

-

dash

- (hyphen)

'

elision mark

' (single quote)

a?

sub-linear dot (uncertainty)

? (question mark)

8

overstrike for nomina sacra

8

7

non-breaking space

7

space

space