Windows Keyboards for Ancient Languages
In older versions of Logos Bible Software, it was possible to press the F2 key to toggle between keyboards for typing in Greek or Hebrew. In Logos we let the operating system handle keyboard switching. This has the significant advantage of allowing you to install and learn one keyboard and use it not only in Logos but also in any other Unicode-aware application (including Microsoft Word or the Google search bar). The other advantage to this approach is that if you have a keyboard you've already learned which you prefer instead of the ones we've designed, as long as it is a Windows- and Unicode-compatible keyboard it will function properly in Logos.
To install Windows versions of the Logos keyboards, click on the links to the self-extracting executables below and choose 'run'. Select a directory to download the files to and click Unzip. Once you've extracted the files, you can read the PDF documentation for installation instructions and to learn the layouts. If you are running Windows 7 or Vista, the installation routine is generally just running the setup.exe file that was unzipped, but for Windows XP users, or to set up the transliteration keyboard as your default Windows keyboard or to assign hot keys for switching between keyboards, you'll have to follow the additional instructions in the PDF documentation.
- Logos Biblical Greek Keyboard
- Logos Biblical Hebrew Keyboard
- Logos Syriac Keyboard
- Logos Coptic Keyboard (beta - the design of this one may change. Currently it matches the Greek keyboard to a high degree, but some common Coptic characters are assigned to difficult key combinations.)
- Logos Transliteration Keyboard (This can be used to replace Microsoft's English (US) keyboard, as it duplicates that keyboard and adds support for diacritical marks used to transliterate biblical languages. These marks are assigned to keys that will be intuitive for users of the Logos Biblical Greek and Logos Biblical Hebrew keyboards.)