The following Windows tutorials were designed and produced by my TA, Mark Mills, August 2010. His work is greatly appreciated; I think you’ll find them useful. I created the Mac tutorials. I do NOT provide tech support for matters related to these tutorials; please don’t email me asking why you can’t make it work. If you find a actual error in the info here, and can verify that with more than one computer, then drop me a note. RD
Installing the Gentium font in Windows OS (XP, Vista, Win7)
Other fonts will work fine as well so long as they support polytonic Greek, but Gentium is as good a font for this purpose as any–and it’s free. This is the one that I recommend to my students and use for online course materials, etc.
Installing and using the Keyman utility in Windows OS (XP, Vista, Win7)
There may be other ways to handle entering polytonic Greek text, but on Windows, this is the best and easiest way that I know for English-speakers to do so. Keyman is NOT free, but the cost is minimal.
Mac tutorials for installing the Getium font and configuring the OS to enter Greek text