Missing Greek extended layout
Very useful for teachers, students, researchers, scholars and anyone who uses ancient-polytonic (extended) greek. Basicly, it is almost the same layout with modern greek, except for these:
Long pressing ε, should show characters ἐ, ἑ, ἒ, ἓ, ἔ, ἕ, ὲ, έ Long pressing ρ, should show characters ῤ, ῥ
Long pressing υ, should show characters ὐ, ὑ, ὒ, ὓ, ὔ, ὕ, ὖ, ὗ, ῢ, ΰ, ῦ, ῧ Long pressing ι, should show characters ἰ, ἱ, ἲ, ἳ, ἴ, ἵ, ἶ, ἷ, ὶ, ί, ῒ, ΐ, ῖ, ῗ Long pressing ο, should show characters ὀ, ὁ, ὂ, ὃ, ὄ, ὅ, ὸ, ό
Long pressing α, should show characters ἀ, ἁ, ἂ, ἃ, ἄ, ἅ, ἆ, ἇ, ὰ, ά, ᾀ, ᾁ, ᾂ, ᾃ, ᾄ, ᾅ, ᾆ, ᾇ
Long pressing η, should show characters ἠ, ἡ, ἢ, ἣ, ἤ, ἥ, ἦ, ἧ, ὴ, ή, ᾐ, ᾑ, ᾒ, ᾓ, ᾔ, ᾕ, ᾖ, ᾗ, ῂ, ῃ, ῄ, ῆ, ῇ Long pressing ω, should show characters ὠ, ὡ, ὢ, ὣ, ὤ, ὥ, ὦ, ὧ, ὼ, ώ, ᾠ, ᾡ, ᾢ, ᾣ, ᾤ, ᾥ, ᾦ, ᾧ, ῲ, ῳ, ῴ, ῶ, ῷ
As you can see from the above, the characters are too many for use on a tablet and difficult – even for Greeks. So direct typing of the characters is not feasible.
At the first row of letters (look at the modern greek layout), replace arabic numbers (ancient greek uses letters instead of numbers) with punctuation. 2 with ´ 3 with ` 4 with ῀ 5 with ¨ 6 with ᾿ 7 with ῾ 8 with ι
2, 3, 4 combine with letters ε, υ, ι, ο, α, η, ω 5 combine with letters υ, ι
6, 7 combine with letters ε, ρ, υ, ι, ο, α, η, ω 8 combine with letters α, η, ω 2, 3, 4 do not combine together 5 do not combine with 6, 7, 8 6, 7 do not combine together
Using these rules, all characters described above, are typeable, with no bugs.
For example, long typing 2 + long typing 6 + long typing 8 + simple typing α should print ᾄ.
Also, do these replacements (ancient greek numbers). They behave as letters and have capitals as well.
1 with ϛ (six)
9 with ϡ (nine hundred) 0 with ϟ (ninety)
· (similar to english ;) is necessary and missing from the modern greek layout as well.
Best Regards, Emmanouel Abramides Medical Doctor Moderator at http://analogion.com/forum/
P.S. If the layout is out, many people will be pleased when I post it on the forum.
Εμμανουήλ Αβραμίδης commented
The greek extendes characters should be used just like the latin extended characters.... which means not using a special layout but the existing greek.
As with the english characters there is an option to activate all foreign characters by long-pressing keys, similarly there should be an option to activate greek extended characters.
Εμμανουήλ Αβραμίδης commented
Now that greek extended is naturally supported (android 4.3, DroidSerif.ttf), greek extended layout can be used on all android devices without the need of rooting and hacking.
Note that the accented characters could be placed on keyboard on the corresponding non-accented letters (and be chosen by long-pressing). A nice app using this way can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=42457874#post42457874
Another way is the use of dead keys (all accents gathered on the button of οξεία «΄» and chosen by long pressing). However, it is more time-consuming. This way is used by Multiling Keyboard.
The use of number keys for placing accents, as described on the previous post, should not be used. It is difficult memorizing patterns.