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Typing simple characters
Type simple characters using the keys on the English layout according to the table above the text box on the main page. Note that η is typed with the 'h' key, θ with the 'q' key, ξ with the 'c' key, the final sigma (ς ) is typed with the 'j' key, υ with the 'u' key, χ with the 'x' key, ψ with the 'y' key, ω with the 'w' key. When using the standard beta code, Greek capital letters are typed using the asterisk *, which must be entered before the lowercase letter (*a → A, *w → Ω ), in other cases, you can use ordinary capital letters (А → A, W → Ω).
Diacritical characters are typed using numbers that must be entered after the letter: 1 corresponds to the acute accent, 2 to the grave accent, 3 to the circumflex accent, 4 to the diaeresis, 5 to the iota subscript, 7 to the breve sign, 8 to the macron, 9 to the rough breathing, 0 to the smooth breathing. For example, to type alpha with the acute accent (ά), you need to enter a1 combination, to type eta with iota subscript and smooth breathing, you need to enter h50, and so on. If a letter has several diacritics, the corresponding numbers can be typed in any sequence: for example, ᾄ can be typed as a105, a150, a015, a051, a510 or a501.
Standard beta code
Diacritical characters are typed using punctuation marks and other auxiliary signs: / corresponds to the acute accent, \ to the grave accent, = to the circumflex accent, | to the diaeresis, + to the iota subscript, ) to the smooth breathing, ( to the rough breathing. Auxiliary characters must be entered in a certain order: first the aspiration sign, then the accent sign, then the iota subscript. If the letter is lowercase, the auxiliary characters are entered after it: a/ → ά, a)/| → ᾄ. If the letter is uppercase, first type the asterisk, then all the auxiliary characters, then the letter itself: *)=a → Ἆ.
Modified beta code
Diacritical characters are typed using the same auxiliary signs as in the standard beta code. There are two differences: firstly, capital letters are typed without an asterisk, using ordinary English letters in upper case (А → A, W → Ω); secondly, the auxiliary characters can be typed in any sequence: for example, ᾄ can be typed as a/)|, a/|), a)|/, a)|/, a|/) or a|)/.
Greek letters are typed using the keys of the virtual keyboard. There are special keys for typing diacritics, which must be pressed after the corresponding letter. The diacritical characters can be entered in any order.