Posted by: fkossyvas | 09/09/2009

Finally a really useful update to the extension

I have updated the extension, that’s the changelog :

  • Now there is an button in View > Toolbars > Customize named Toggle Greek textbox toolbar which … does what it says 🙂
  • I changed the layout for the omega character (now you have to press the V key), now it’s the same as the normal greek keyboard layout
  • The à á è é ì í ò ó ý À Á È É Ì Í Ò Ó Ý keys produce the corresponding accentuated greek characters

kb-greekblack This is the standard greek keyboard layout as used from the extension too.

As always, to produce the accentuated greek characters, you have to press the ‘ after the after a vowel, for example :

  • a + = ά
  • y + : = ϋ
  • y + + : = ΰ

The updated extension is here

Posted by: fkossyvas | 28/07/2009

Some help in english for the Greeek textbox extension

The way to enter an accentuated sign, is typing the character after a vowel, for example :
a + ‘ = ά
y + : = ϋ
y + : + ‘ = ΰ

Posted by: fkossyvas | 28/07/2009

Extension updated for Firefox 3.5

The extension is now updated for Firefox 3.5. I have also modified the source code in order to prevent conflicts with other addons that may be installed by users.
Link is here

For all of you asking of the source code and/or mods you can always modify it by yourself, if you want to, this way:

  • Download the extension (right click -> Save as…). This creates a .xpi file.
  • Rename the file extension from .xpi to .zip
  • Unzip this file with winzip or some other unpacking software.
  • You will have a chrome folder and a file named install.rdf.
  • Enter the chrome folder
  • You will file a file named grktext.jar
  • Rename the file extension from .jar to .zip
  • Unzip this file with winzip or some other unpacking software.
  • You have now 2 folders named content (the source code) and skin (the css and images)

Modify everything as you wish !


Posted by: fkossyvas | 19/06/2008

Extension updated for Firefox 3.0

The extension is now updated for Firefox 3.0. Link is here


Posted by: fkossyvas | 22/12/2005

Extension updated for Firefox 1.5

I have updated my firefox extension again (now it’s 0.4). I had to change the name of the extension (it is now “Greek textbox 0.4”) because the UID was not compatible with the new version of Firefox. At least, the automatic search for the updates using Firefox 1.5 works now !

The extension (updated) is here

Posted by: fkossyvas | 01/09/2005

Extension updated

I have updated my firefox extension (now it’s 0.2). I have added two buttons before the textbox for easy “copy the text” and “clear the textbox” function. I saw that the extension does not “show” that there is an update. I have to correct this in future (0.3) version. Till then you have to check for update by yourself . Sorry 😦

the extension (updated) is here

Posted by: fkossyvas | 09/06/2005

Firefox extension : Greeklish converter

I have developed an extension for Mozilla Firefox for all the Greek-speaking people that hates using the greeklish (what’s that ? see here for details). It’s a simple toolbar that automatically ‘translates’ the entered characters in greek (following a certain scheme of cource). The name of the extension is grktext and you can find it here. It’s licensed under GPL and you can modify it to meet your needs (some other language translation perhaps). It’s in an early state but it is ok for now. I will upgrade it when i will find a little time for it. For any suggestions go ahead and add a comment here.

Έφτιαξα ενα νεο extension για το Mozilla Firefox. Χάρη σ’αυτό μπορώ να γράφω ελληνικά χωρίς να χρειαστεί να εγκαταστήσω ελληνικό πληκτολόγιο στο λειτουργικό σύστημα που χρησιμοποιώ (Windows ή MacOSX). Καθότι πιστεύω ότι μπορεί να είναι χρήσιμο και σε άλλους, το έβαλα στο site που έχει τις extension για το Firefox : με το όνομα grktext. Πιστεύω ότι είναι αρκετά απλό να καταλάβει κανείς τα πλήκτρα που πρέπει να χρησιμοποιήσει για να γράψει στα ελληνικά. Τα μοναδικά “περίεργα” είναι το q για το ς, το j για το ξ, το c για το ψ,το w για το ω και το u για το θ. Οι τόνοι “βγαίνουν” όταν μετά απο ενα φωνήεν γράφεται ενα . Όταν μετά απο ενα φωνήεν γράφεται : τότε “μπαίνουν” τα διαλυτικά (διαλυτικά και τονος = φωνήεν + : + ). Το extension δεν είναι ακόμα τέλειο, πρέπει να το καλυτερέψω, αλλά είναι ήδη καλό για να μπορεί κανείς να γράφει χωρίς να “καταφύγει” στα greeklish : Βαρέθηκα να τα βλέπω στα forum γιατί βγάζουν μάτι ! Όποιος έχει συμβουλές να μου στείλει, μπορεί να μου γράψει ένα comment για τις βελτιώσεις εδω και θα κοιτάξω να δω πως μπορώ να το καλυτερέψω.

Posted by: fkossyvas | 08/06/2005

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Well, this is my first post. I’ve decided to make one because i don’t like having a webpage which i should make everything from the start (layout, graphics etc.). For entering simple infos and links a blog is the best way. By the way, i am Greek and i live in Italy. This means that sometimes you could find something writen in Greek or Italian here. If i find that the info could be interesting for the english-speaking people i will translate it. Anyway, here i am.