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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

HOW TO ADD THE GREEK ALPHABET TO YOUR KEYBOARD

Here are some links to easily convert your keyboard

We have found these easy to install and simple to use. If you have any other links please share them with the community.

For Windows

https://billmounce.com/freegreekfont/unicode-windows

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17424/windows-change-keyboard-layout

https://www.conversationexchange.com/resources/keyboard-language.php?lg=en

For Mac

http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Keyboard-Language-of-a-Mac

This link has good pronunciation of the Alphabet:

http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/ch1/alphabet/alphabet.asp?vletter=1

AND the Forums: >https://www.duolingo.com/topic/936

For LINUX see comment by macherb16 below.

For your Android: https://www.androidcentral.com/how-set-default-keyboard-your-android-phone

For a cell phone http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Language-on-a-Cell-Phone

For Samsung, with many thanks to @MamaLloyd for sharing this:

Had a similar, if not the same, problem. Go to Google Play and download Gboard and make the Google keyboard your new default keyboard and then setting it up will be easier.

Use this to see the layout of the Modern Greek keyboard:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30960700

July 8, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neuel5

This was helpful. Thank you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie28213

Also if you do not want to install anything on your computer, for French speaker, I use this website https://www.lexilogos.com/clavier/ellenika.htm (you actually don't really have to speak french to use it) but it is an additional step to copy and paste your text (but very useful is you want to practise in a computer that is not yours!). Hope that helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/macherb16

For Linux (debian) I use "setxkbmap gr". I use fluxbox as windowmanager. To switch between us and gr I added the following lines to ~/.fluxbox/keys:

F12 :execCommand setxkbmap gr

Shift F12 :execCommand setxkbmap us


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.annabethchase.

Do you have a link for chromebooks?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LidiaVonk

Ideas for iphone use?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G.Georgopoulos

Check out your phone settings. There should be a "Language"/"Keypad" category or something like that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laurisa1234

You probably don't need help anymore but I thought that I would post anyway. If you have an iphone/ipad: Go to settings--->General--->Keyboard--->Keyboards--->add new keyboard---> find the Greek keyboard and click on it When a question that requires the Greek keyboard shows up, there will be a little world icon on the bottom left hand side on your English keyboard. Click on it, and it will take you from your English keyboard to the Greek keyboard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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so do I and these work on it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Moir1

Sadly, the MAC information does NOT work. I looked at the steps (which are quite clear) but the ability to switch back and forth between Latin alphabet and Greek, even when chosen properly in the preferences pane, does not appear as a 'Greek Flag' on my work MacBook Pro. Using the other link [ https://gr.translit.cc] DOES work, but no accents are given, AND one must spell the word using the Latin letter keyboard, as you would spell it in English, which is (to say the least) rather odd- eg. the word for "Dad' is Μπαμπάς in Greek, but one must type in 'mpampas' (think Oompa- oompas) on the Gr Transit site, to achieve that orthography in the Greek.... does this make any sense?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Sorry, to hear that. I got the instructions from google and it's the first report we've had about a fault. If y ou manage to figure it out please share it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Moir1

Yeah, it's a real annoyance, but that Gr.translit page works, apart from the accents. But hey, at least I'm learning the Greek alphabet.

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