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Keyboard Map for SPIonic Greek Font

Download a zip file of SPIonic.

SPIonic is a public domain Greek font created by: Jimmy Adair, Scholars Press
I have been unable to contact Dr. Adair at the email address given by Scholars' Press, and have often been unable to access the Scholars' Press site, which is why I have made the SPIonic font and its documentation available here.
If anyone knows the present location or contact address for Dr. Adair, please let me know

Description :

SPIonic exists in both Macintosh and Windows versions, both with the same character and keyboard maps.   By design, all characters in the font lie between decimal 32 and 127 (20x-7Fx, 040-0177), so they should transfer without problem over the Internet.  The font is designed to follow the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae encoding scheme (see here ) to as great an extent as possible, with a few exceptions.  The most important exception is that upper and lowercase letters have separate code points, unlike the TLG standard which requires an asterisk to indicate an uppercase letter (however, the asterisk is also part of the font).   A second major variation is that breathing marks, accents, and other diacriticals exist in two forms: one for use with narrow characters and one for use with wide characters.

The uppercase and lowercase letters are listed first, in alphabetical order, followed by breathing mark and accent combinations, and then by other symbols.  Please note the distinction between upper and lower case in the "key" columns; all shifted keys are so indicated.
Also, note that diacriticals that are designed for narrow characters are generally unshifted, whereas the corresponding diacriticals for wide characters are shifted (the stand-alone dieresis, following TLG, is the exception).  Stand-alone vowels (e.g., before an uppercase letter at the beginning of a word) may be simulated by typing a non-breaking space (7) followed by the narrow breathing mark/accent combination.
A few differences may exist among keyboards for some shifted keys (e.g., is " shift-' or shift-2 ?), so people with different keyboards will have to make the proper adjustments.

You need to have the SPIonic font installed on your computer for the characters to display properly in the table

Uppercase  Lowercase
CharacterKey  CharacterKey
A A shift-aalpha a a
B B shift-bbeta b b
G G shift-ggamma g g
D D shift-ddelta d d
E E shift-eepsilon e e
Z Z shift-zzeta z z
H H shift-heta h h
V V shift-v vau/digamma v v
Q Q shift-qtheta q q
I I shift-iiota i i
K K shift-kkappa k k
L L shift-llambda l l
M M shift-mmu m m
N N shift-nnu n n
C C shift-cxi c c
O O shift-oomicron o o
P P shift-p pi p p
J J shift-jqoppa  
R R shift-rrho r r
S S shift-ssigma ( initial/medial ) s s
 sigma ( final) j j
T T shift-ttau t t
U U shift-uupsilon u u
F F shift-fphi f f
X X shift-xchi x x
Y Y shift-ypsi y y
W W shift-womega w w
` ` grave accentsampi   
  iota subscript a| | virgule, shift- \
Wide Characters Narrow Characters
a) ) shift-0smooth breathing a0 0 zero
a( ( shift-9rough breathing a9 9
a& & ampersand, shift-7 acute accenta/ / forward slash
a_ _ underscore, shift- - grave accent a\ \ backslash
a~ ~ tilde, shift-`circumflex accent a= = equal sign
a! ! exclamation, shift-1smooth + acute a1 1
a@ @ "at" sign, shift-2 smooth + gravea2 2
a} } right brace, shift-] smooth + circumflexa] ] right bracket
a# # hatch, shift-3rough + acute a3 3
a$ $ dollar sign, shift-4rough + grave a4 4
a{ { left brace, shift-[rough + circumflex a[ [ left bracket
a" " double quote, shift-'dieresis a+ + plus, shift-=
a% % percent, shift-5dieresis+acute a5 5
a^ ^ caret, shift-6dieresis+grave a6 6
a> > greater than, shift-. macron (wide char)a< < less than, shift-,
, , commaGreek comma 
: : colon, shift- ;Greek colon (raised dot)  
. . periodGreek full stop (period)  
; ; semi-colonGreek question mark  
- - hyphenGreek dash  
' ' single quote Greek elision mark 
a? ? question mark sub-linear dot (uncertainty) 
a8 8overstrike for nomina sacra  
 7 non-breaking space 

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Last Updated: February 16

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