Convert betacode to koine Greek in realtime

To complement my post on displaying unicode on websites I thought that betacode deserved a mention…
I’ve only recently discovered the brilliant TypeGreek by Randy Hoyt. He’s produced a betacode converter for biblical / koine Greek that converts as you type. Have a go below:

As an example, try entering the following:

e)n a)rxh=| e)poi/hsen o( qeos ton ou)ranon kai thn gh=n.

Alphabet Key

a b g d e z h q i k l m
α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ
n c o p r s t u f x y w
ν ξ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω
a/ a a= a) a( a| i+ ;
ά ϊ ·

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If you’re interested Randy’s mate, Phil Dow, has also created software called UniGreek that offers this functionality offline on your local computer instead of on the web.

Rico also offers a handy bulk conversion tool that handily converts betacode to unicode.

5 thoughts on “Convert betacode to koine Greek in realtime

  1. Sam,
    Thanks for promoting my TypeGreek site. I’m glad you have found it useful! I saw your email about TypeGreek not working with Safari, and I did some digging. It turns out that TypeGreek will work with newer versions of Safari without any change. Thanks for the tip! I have modified my site to only show the Safari warning message if the visitor is using earlier than Safari 3.1.
    Thanks again!


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