|Friday, 31 March 2023|
Important: Upgrading to Windows 98 with proper Greek support
Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.11 Systems
 FONTS FOR READING GREEK TEXT.
To read Greek text with the appropriate Greek letters and not using Latin characters (ASCII), you must intall Greek fonts. The following line is a test; if you can read it, you do not need the Greek fonts. If you can not 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.
To begin with, you must download the font files (194 KB). If you want, you may download an additional collection of more fonts (780 KB).
Then you must install them in your computer following these steps :
To read Greek through a Web Browser (for example, Netscape), start that program and go to " Options " then " set Preferences on... ". From the available list find the " Fonts and Colors ". The basic fonts will appear in a dialog box.
Select Hellas Arial or Hellas Times for the proportional fonts and Hellas Courier for the fixed font. The font size, usually 10 or 12, should depend on your screen size and the resolution you are using.
If you are using America On Line, as far as we know, it is not possible to change the viewing fonts. The only way to view Greek text correctly if accessing from AOL is to download the files and then use any word processor to read them, after changing the font to an ELOT-928 one. Recently AOL offers the option to use Netscape, which solves the problem with the Greek fonts.
 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 wingreek (7KB) offers you this option.
You must understand that this program, once installed, may cause problems because of the Greek characters to other users which do not expect that. For this reason it is not recommended that you install this driver in computers that are not yours or in computers with many users besides you. In addition you must know that this driver is distributed without the backing of any company, including the companies 'Microsoft' and 'Pouliadis and Associates'.
The following instructions, as well as the keyboard driver, are provided from the Greek support group of the HR-Net, and are to be used with your own consent and responsibility for strictly academic purposes.
To install the keyboard :
copy c:\windows\system\keyboard.old c:\windows\system\keyboard.drv
 SPELL CHECKER FOR GREEK TEXT
The text must be written in Greek with the ELOT-928 standards. You may download the program files of the Spell Mate Light 3.1, (0.5 MB) and you can install it following these instructions:
Those interested to obtain the full pakage must contact the Pouliadis Associates Corporation.
 TECHNICAL SUPPORT
The Greek Support team of the HR-Net Group will do their best to help you.