Every so often productivity requires innovation. For my own purposes, Maréchal, de Lubac and Rahner all possessed a tendency to write using their fluency in classical languages. Faithfully transcribing their use of these languages tends to be a tedious affair using all sorts of extraneous additions and solutions.
Leveraging my background in computing, I have adapted the automation language of AutoHotKey to create a compiled program that will enable any user to turn any Windows PC keyboard into one capable of handling the Greek and Latin alphabets.
Firstly the minor issue. The En and Em dashes typically are a frustrating symbol to access but no long. pressing alt – will trigger the en dash – pressing ctrl hyphon the em–dash —.
I have achieved this through re purposing the caps-lock key as a modifier layer. When you press the caps lock key twice in rapid succession your default keyboard layout will now be mapped to a transliteration of the Greek alphabet. This means that A will become Α and a will become α. By pressing down and holding the caps lock key, you will now have access to the the long vowel sounds of Latin, as well as the conjoined sounds. These symbols are as follows:
By pressing the j key with caps lock held you get the latin sound æ and while pressing the v key with caps lock held you get œ.
I hope you find these tools useful!
I release this file as is, as the version 0.5 release.
A future version will include rules for the Greek accent marks.