**Standard Modern Greek: Normally you will have no problem reading it from your browser. This is the font you need to read greek webpages in general. It uses only one stress accent, hence it is called monotonic.
**Ancient Greek is polytonic (multiaccented) and needs specialized fonts. Some, exist in your computer anyway (I use Arial Unicode MS). Philologists and linguists may need this kind of fonts. Normally, you do not need it.
Test your browser for greek
The following examples should look similar (the two words displayed, mean: greek letters: hellenica grammata).
1. ellinika grammata means GREEK LETTERS this is an image
2. ελληνικά γράμματα this is written with &#...; code:
ελληνικά γράμματα
3. ελληνικά γράμματα this is written in greek directly from my keyboard.
1. ellinika grammata means GREEK LETTERS this is an image
2. λληνικά γράμματα this is written with &#...; code.
As you can see, the only difference between the above monotonic and polytonic examples, is the first letter. The code for polytonic is different (ἑ), and supported by the font-family arial unicode ms
3. I cannot supply you with a test on written polytonic directly from my keyboard because i have never installed it... sorry!
Display greek at your browser
language code for greek is el (the first two letters of the sound of the word: mod.gre.pronunc: [elini'ka] = hellenic
**Modern and Ancient Greek
Read, Write and Spell Greek on Microsoft Windows Systems by John Georgandelis GREECE
**Ancient Greek
Displaying Ancient Greek: a thorough overview by Christopher Planeaux
Help Font Configuration by Nick Nicholas at Thesaurus Graecae
For Macintosh and Windows, all kinds of browsers, windows, etc.
Download greek for your computer
**Modern Greek: it is already in your computer, no need to download. Just INSTALL the language (see below).
**Ancient Greek: download multiaccented (polytonic fonts)
Perseus Ancient Greek Font Help
Install greek at your computer
**Modern Greek Fonts may be already installed in your computer, and browsers are directing to the greek option (charset=iso-8859-7). or UNICODE charset=utf-8. If something goes wrong, then perhaps you need to install greek.
Philoglossia Windows Settings for Greek, ISLP GREECE Select Multilingual Support and install the Greek keyboard language.
**Polytonic Greek and Modern Greek:
Instructions: how to install Modern Greek and Classical or Polytonic Greek by the Greek Institute for Language and Speech Processing ISLP in english and in greek.
Write greek in WORD
**Modern Greek is supported by most fonts.
**Ancient Greek: polytonic script is supported by Arial Unicode MS which looks very much like verdana and also, Lucida sans unicode. Check for the section: Greek Extended. Normally, these fonts are in your computer. These support thousands of symbols of all languages. Just INSERT SYMBOL from their lists.
Put symbols in your WORD document by John Wells
Instructions in photos that apply to all kinds of symbols you wish to add to your .doc.
If you wish to download more fonts such as Palatino Linotype, here are the instructions
Greek keyboard
**Modern Greek
Keyboard Layout: Greek alphabet
**Ancient Greek
Keystrokes on your keyboard: for Greek Characters POLYTONIC in TLG Workplace Indiana U. USA
Write .html in greek
An .html page must include a META tag to specify the language-fonts viewed. This can be e.g. Western European ISO (charset=iso-8859-1) or Greek ISO (charset=iso-8859-7) or even better for swapping from language to language as I do, charset=utf-8.
In the <HEAD> section of the source or your .html, add
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
and Save as with Encoding: UTF-8 at Notepad your source .htm
&#x....; CODES
The unicode &#x....; and the &#...; code can be used interchangeably.
From Unicode Code Charts (PDF Version) for practically all languages chose GREEK, GREEK AND COPTIC and GREEK EXTENDED .pdf. Here you can also find ancient scripts, music symbols for ancient greek music, pre-hellenic scripts such as Linear B, etc.
HELP: charts with codes
**For modern greek monotonic (standard):
glyphs &#...; GREEK
**For ancient greek polytonic (multiaccented):
glyphs &#...; GREEK EXTENDED
Left-hand side of the table is in arial unicode ms font-family and the right-hand side is in verdana.
** Both systems: full chart.
Letter Database: excellent charts for GREEK by Eesti Keele Instituut ESTONIA
ISO 8859-7 vs. windows 1253 by Jukka K. Korpela FINLAND
Jukka Korpela: article in greek translated by Panos Stokas
Excellent article on understanding the nature of problem of writing and viewing greek or other symbols
Alan Wood: Greek - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
Article with links. Table of codes for greek.
More topics
Type €EURO symbol: keep ALT pressed and then from the numeric pad type 0, 1, 2, 8.
Hopefully, you will see the EURO sign. If not here is ' & e u r o ; ': €
Euro - Symbol by M.T.Carrasco Benitez
TLG Technical Note Greek Sort Order by Nick Nicholas
European Ordering Rules (EOR)
Collation by wikipedia

links checked in Aug 2007.