Quick input without dictionary:
To input greek letters...
... use usual latin letters. E.g., α one can type as latin 'а', Ψ - as latin 'Y'. It is so called beta-code.
Or install the Greek keyboard layout...
... the ordinary Greek keyboard layout with 24 basic letters. You don't need a politonic one. Forget about keyboard chords for psili, dasia, oxia, varia, iota and their combinations. Slavonic himself gives you a chance to input this variety at the right moment. Herewith your typing speed will be better than that of professional makeup men. Furthermore - better than that of ancient greeks. I deliberately did not study the standard input methods of politonic, to be sure that Slavonic offers enough for the Greek minuscule.
To enter letters with accents...
... just press again on the same key. An active character in the contextual keyboard will cycle through the list, replacing a simple letter you entered with the accented one. After that pressing the ENTER key is not necessary - just type the next letter of the word. For example, you have entered λο and are willing to type λόγος. After input of ο you'll see the options: ό ὸ. Just press the key ο once more, and your previous letter to be changed by ό. Then type immediately γ.
One can use the arrows too...
... By clicking left or right arrows on the keyboard you obtain the same affect as by iterating, but iterating input is much more convenient - the fingers remain in place and don't draw to the far-distant key. You can also use the mouse, but it's not professional :).
By iterating the SHIFT key...
...an active character in the contextual keyboard is moved in the opposite direction. This technique is useful if the list of candidates to get long, but you want quickly reach out to the last characters.
How to enter the subscription iota?
To do this, you need to enter a simple iota sign and to choose iota subscription from contextual keyboard after that. For example, let you have to enter ᾳ. Sequentially press the keys α,ι, and repeet ι to reach iota subscription variant. If you need to type iota subscription with oxia or psili, e.g. ᾄ, enter first ἄ and iota after that.
How to enter a colon sign?
A colon sign is to be enter by ordinary dot. By repeating the dot one can get the colon.
When you type a capital letter...
... all symbols offered to you in the contextual keyboard will also be large. In this case, you don't need to press SHIFT for capital letter when iterating. SHIFT will affect only the tab order, but not the simbol register.
Why the keyboard is called "contextual"?
... The context of the letter is its position in the word. Depending on position in the word the possible variants of the letter may differ. For example, the aspiration is to be put only on the first syllable, and is placed necessarily. So for the first vowel there are aspirated variants and no options without aspiration, and for the others - on the contrary. Here are some instances:
Why do I not see the right variant of the letter?
...it most likely means that the option is not valid in this context. To avoid the errors Slavonik did not even offer it. If you suddenly discovered the right variant missing, do not forget to inform developers on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can you enter consecutive letters?
...because when you press the same letter Slavonik enumerates options?! In this case, after entering the first letter you need to close the contextual keyboard by pressing the ESC or ENTER key or mouse, and then enter the second letter. At first glance, this seems to be inconvenient, but believe that the use of replay for options is more comfortable. Consecutive vowels are very few.
When does autocorrect work?
... Autocorrect works in cases where the character you entered should definitely look different in this context. For example, if you entered σ not at the beginning of the word, Slavonic automatically replace it with ς, because it makes no sense to force you to choose the option manually. Acute stress (oxia) on the last syllable is automatically replaced with the heavy one (varia) when you enter the space following the word. If suddenly in some occasion you do not like the correction, you can cancel it through the usual UNDO.
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Quick input with dictionary:
Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρός τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος
οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρός τὸν θεόν
πάντα δὶ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἕν ὃ γέγονεν
ἐν αὐτῷ ζωὴ ἦν καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἦν τὸ φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων
καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν
Press ENTER to choose the first candidate
The words in the list of candidates are ordered so that the most suitable candidate is on top. By default, the top candidate is selected. If the selected word is right for you, you do not need to press the down arrow - press ENTER once and continue typing.
Choose candidates by arrows
The up and down arrows cycle through the list of candidates. Standing on the right word press ENTER. The mouse is also good for this purpose. But do not rush - sometimes, instead of reaching for awkward arrows it is easier to continue entering the next letter - the suitable word can move to the top of the list, and then it will be enough to press ENTER.
Accents entering is not necessary...
... as candidates will be selected, regardless of accents you entered. Slavonic in most cases can recognize the word, even if you mixed some of the letters:
If you start a word with a capital letter...
...all candidates will also be capitalized.
There are no candidates with varia. What to do?
Choose a suitable candidate with oxia. Slavonic automatically replace the last syllable oxia with varia when you enter a space after the word.
How does the spellchecker work?
Spell check is available in the menu "Tools->Spellcheck" or by the button "ABC" in the toolbar. Checking works by Slavonic dictionary. If the word is not found in the dictionary, it is emphasized. If the candidates were choosen, they will be displayed when you click on the underlined word with the mouse.