GreekKeys Unicode 2008 for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7, released in February 2008, brings to both platforms professional system-level Unicode keyboards and fonts for the use of scholars and students of ancient (polytonic) Greek.
GreekKeys 2008 replaces GreekKeys 2005, which served Mac computers only.
The Mac OS X inputs require a computer running 10.3.x or higher and work in Word 2004 or higher and in many other applications.
The Windows keyboards require Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7, although they may work on an unsupported basis in some pre-XP versions of Windows as well. They work in MS Word and many other applications.
The GreekKeys Unicode fonts for polytonic Greek work in Word 2004 and higher in Mac OS X and in Word 2003 and higher for Windows (they may work on an unsupported basis in some Windows versions of Word earlier than 2003). OpenType ligature features in the GreekKeys Unicode fonts work in Word 2008 in Mac OS X and in Word 2003 and higher for Windows (they may work on an unsupported basis in some Windows versions of Word earlier than 2003), and in several other recent applications.
CONTENTS OF THE GREEKKEYS 2008 PACKAGE
Unicode keyboard inputs for Mac OS X and Keyboard Charts: localized versions for polytonic Greek for US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark (and Sweden), Netherlands, and Swiss French; also a symbols input for use in epigraphy, papyrology, etc. In addition, for advanced users, experimental keyboards for inputting partially or fully decomposed Unicode.
Unicode keyboards for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Keyboard Charts: localized versions for polytonic Greek for US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, and Swiss German; also two symbols keyboards for epigraphy, papyrology, etc.
Four extensive TrueType Unicode fonts (New Athena Unicode, AttikaU, KadmosU, BosporosU), with documentation. Six deprecated non-Unicode fonts (Athenian, Attika, Kadmos, Bosporos, SymbolAthenian, Classical) for Mac only. These latter are for the convenience of users with legacy documents containing these fonts and should no longer be used for the creation of new documents.
Documentation in PDF format: User's Guide, QuickStart for Mac, QuickStart for Windows, GreekKeys Licenses, and instructions for archiving the download to CD.
Deprecated Traditional GreekKeys keyboards for Mac only. These are for the convenience of users with legacy documents and should no longer be used for the creation of new documents.
Distributed by internet download (8.5 MB ZIP archive), with optional CD available at an additional charge of $15 (including shipping and handling). Both Mac and Windows versions are in the same archive and covered by the same license.
Free upgrade for those who purchased GreekKeys 2005 on or after June 1, 2007.
Substantially reduced upgrade price for those who purchased GreekKeys 2005 before June 1, 2007.
Individuals (install on up to three machines used by same individual):
$40 regular price (new purchaser)
$30 APA member price (new purchaser)
$25 regular upgrade price from GreekKeys 2005
$20 APA member upgrade price from GreekKeys 2005
free for those who purchased GreekKeys 2005 on or after June 1, 2007
Small departmental site license (install on up to 9 machines in a department):
$275 regular price (new purchaser) = $260 + $15 CD
$175 regular upgrade price from GreekKeys 2005 = $160 + $15.00 CD
free for those who purchased small department license on or after June 1, 2007
Unlimited departmental site license (install on 10 or more machines in a department):
$425 regular price (new purchaser) = $410 + $15 CD
$265 regular upgrade price from GreekKeys 2005 = $250 + $15.00 CD
free for those who purchased unlimited department license on or after June 1, 2007
Extension to departmental license to allow distribution to students in the department's courses: for details of this license extension, see apagreekkeys.org/licenseExtension.html. Please note that the license extension for students is to be purchased separately directly from the APA office, as explained in the linked page.
$100 for holders of the unlimited department license
$50 for holders of the small department license
Upgrade coupons: coupon numbers are shown on the sales site when you click on the link for More Info for the item you want. Copy the appropriate number, and enter it in the Coupon field on the Personal Information screen that appears when you click on Buy. Verification of eligibility for upgrade depends on matching the customer by name and email to the same name and email used to purchase GreekKeys 2005.
Note on departmental licenses: These may be purchased with a credit card at the web store; if your department cannot pay by credit card, an order with payment by check may be arranged through the APA Office (Renie Plonski, 215-898-4975).
URL FOR REVISED SUPPORT SITE
The GreekKeys support and help site has been extensively updated (and has a new URL as of Jan. 2009, although the old URL will also get you there): http://apagreekkeys.org/
COMPLETE LICENSE TERMS
WHERE TO PURCHASE
Non-members and departmental licenses purchasers should use the following link to the public web store. http://store.eSellerate.net/apa/apagreekkeys
Members can reach the special private web store where they receive the member discount by visiting the APA Members Only web page: http://apa.press.jhu.edu/
SHOULD MAC USERS WHO OWN GREEKKEYS 2005 UPGRADE?
GreekKeys 2005 users who work exclusively in OS X may or may not find the upgrade attractive or necessary. Consult the information about what is different given at: http://apagreekkeys.org/AboutGK2008.html#differ