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Computing in Greek on Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 Systems
 Fonts for Reading Greek Text
To read Greek text with the appropriate Greek letters and not using Latin characters (ASCII), you must install Greek fonts. The following line is a test; if you can read it, you already have Greek fonts. If you cannot read it, you need those fonts.
Using, for example, the Hellas Arial or the Hellas Times fonts instead of the Arial or Times fonts, you will be able to read Greek and English in the same page. These fonts follow the standard ELOT-928, which is internationally known as ISO-8859-7 and is used in almost all pages written in Greek.
The instructions for installing Greek fonts are the same as Windows 3.1, if you are using Windows NT version 3.51 or earlier.
 Keyboard for Writing Greek
If you want to write Greek text in Windows applications (e.g. word processing) you must have, in addition to the Greek fonts, a keyboard driver, a program that translates the English keyboard in Greek characters based on the ELOT-928 standards. The package hr-wgr32 (43 KB) offers you this option.
Bugs MS Excel is reported not to work well. We think it is accessing the keyboard in directly, bypassing the normal keyboard drivers. All else seems to be fine. Fell free to send your email report to the address below.
 Technical Support
HTML from the Greek Fonts Support team, HR-Net Group. Most recent update, November 11, 1997