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Windows 7 Compatibility

A quick test has shown that the existing GreekKeys 2008 package, though labeled as for XP and higher, works fine with Windows 7.

Through video chat I have been able to follow a Windows 7 user through the downloading and expanding of the GreekKeys 2008 package and the installation process. In terms of category of user, this user was an administrator, and (as in earlier versions of Windows) a user without administrative privileges will not be able to run the installer.

In brief, the easiest course to follow is to move the downloaded zip archive to the desktop, then right-click on it and select the "extract all" command from the contextual menu. In the extracted folder, find the folder for Windows Installers and then within it the folder for the desired localized type of keyboard. Once inside the appropriate folder (e.g., US), run setup.exe. Next, open the control panel Regions and Languages, and select the tab for Keyboards and Languages. Click on the button for Change keyboards... This brings up the Text services and languages window. Find GKU 2008 listed under Greece and enable it.

Teh text services window in Windows 7

The easiest way to install a font is to locate the font in the folder of Unicode fonts in the expanded package, right-click on the font icon and select the command Install font from the contextual menu.

Typing polytonic Greek in Word 2007 appeared to work as expected.

I would be glad to receive additional reports of GreekKeys 2008 users' experiences with Windows 7. My email contact can be obtained by clicking on my name near the bottom of the GreekKeys home page.