Template:Greek trans

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This template can be used to enter polytonic (accented) Greek words and short phrases using an ordinary English keyboard, together with a tooltip giving transliteration into Latin characters. Each character, or in a few cases a short group, is passed as a separate parameter. Up to 100 parameters can be passed.

Simple characters
To obtain: Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω
Enter: A B G D E Z J or Ê1 TH or Th2 I K L M N X O P R S T U or Y3 PH or Ph2 CH or Ch2 PS or Ps2 W or Ô1
To obtain: α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ

or ς


τ υ φ χ ψ ω ? ·
Enter: a b g d e z j or ê1 th i k l m n x o p r s t u or y3 ph ch ps w or ô1 qu ;
Aspiration Accents Asp. + Acc. Length Dialytika Aspirated diphthongs5 Asp. diph. with accents5 Iota subscripts6
ά (κ


ϊ ΐ ΑἹ Αἱ αἱ ΑἸ Αἰ αἰ ΑἽ Αἵ αἵ ΑἼ Αἴ αἴ
Ha or HA2 ha )A )a /a ^a \a h\a )\a (etc.) ¬a >a "i /"i ^"i \"i HAI Hai hai )AI )Ai )ai HA/I Ha/i ha/i )A/I )A/i )a/i A, J, W, a, j, w,
Consonant combinations Numbers
γγ γκ γξ γχ ῤῥ ͵α




ng nk nx nch rh rrh 1234
1 The circumflexed vowel will be used in the tooltip.
2 The capitalisation used is preserved in the tooltip.
3 The use of y for upsilon after a consonant or aspirate is a popular convention: the y option is not supported in aspirated diphthongs (see below).
The u or y as used will appear in the tooltip.
4 Interpreted according to the next character. In exceptional cases smed can be used to force σ

, sfin ς


5 Diphthongs are αι, ει, οι, αυ, ευ, ηυ, and ου. There is no special code for unaspirated diphthongs: code as if two separate vowels.
Note that the aspiration marks are coded before the first vowel although in the Greek they are displayed on the second
6 May be preceded by aspiration and/or accent codes. ê and ô may be coded instead of j and w.


{{gktr|S|ô|k|r|/a|t|ê|s}} Σ


{{gktr|g|n|^w|th|i||s|e|a|u|t|/o|n}} γ

νῶθι σεαυτόν

{{gktr|He/u|r|j|k|a|!}} Εὕ


{{gktr|5||)/a|r|t|o|u|s||k|a|\i||2||)i|ch|th|/y|a|s}} εʹ

ἄρτους καὶ βʹ ἰχθύας


ριθμὸς αὐτοῦ χ




The accent coding scheme is derived from that devised by Colin Bell at Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders, with some modifications (i.e. not using "|") to fit in with Template Syntax. Details.