In theory all unicode fonts are interchangeable so if you don't like the look of this Greek you can simply use another font, just as you can for English. In practice there may be some problems for the more obscure character forms, especially if you use the non-scholarly fonts, but usually it is OK.
There are many good fonts and keyboards. However, I could not find any keyboards which are both free and easy to use so I wrote some. My main aim is to put characters within easy reach, on keys where you expect to find them, and make accents and pointing simple to use. Print out the two charts in Keyboards.doc for instructions and layouts.
This kit includes a font with all the necessary characters and two keyboards
1) Hebrew - including the common and most rare Masorretic punctuation
2) Greek & Transliteration - including Greek accents & breathings, and symbols & accents necessary for Greek and Hebrew transliteration.
These keyboards can be customised, so you can move characters to positions which you prefer.
The font I have chosen is the Cardo font by David J. Perry which has unsurpassed Greek and very good Hebrew including everything needed for Biblical Greek and Hebrew as well as Massoretic punctuation and medieval Greek and Latin symbols.
Many other good fonts are available - see the huge collection at http://www.wazu.jp/index.html
Especially recommended is Titus, which includes everything in Cardo (except a few very obscure characters) and includes Syriac - get it at http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/unicode/tituut.asp
Download the file and click on the zip folder to open it.
Click on Finder, then press Command-N (to open a new Finder window)
- click on Library so you can see folders including "Fonts" and "Keyboard Layouts"
- drag the files "Greek-TH.keylayout" and "HebrewTH.keylayout" into "Keyboard Layouts"
- drag the Cardo font into the "Fonts" folder
Open System Preferences: International:
- click on "Input menu" and put a tick against the new keyboards:
- Hebrew DIB-Tyndale
- Greek DIB-Tyndale
(you may need to restart before these appear in the list)
Click on "Language" and "Edit" then put a tick against Greek (ie "Ellynika" in Greek characters) and Hebrew ( ie "Evrit" in Hebrew characters)
Click on OK then drag these two to the top of the list, under English.
To select a keyboard, click on the flag on the top right of the screen.
Keyboard layout and guidelines are in the file "Keyboards.doc".
If these keyboards save you time, and you want to show your thanks, send a donation (say $5 or $10) to Tyndale House.
David Instone-Brewer, www.tyndalehouse.com
In Library:Fonts, find the font (eg “Cardo”), and delete it.
In Library: Keyboard Layouts find the keyboards and delete them.