Useful tips to type Greek.
Since you have installed Greek fonts on your PC, in case that you do not have them already on your Operational System whatever it may be , the next step is how to learn to type using Greek letters. The layout of Greek typing characters is following the configuration of almost all Latin-based keyboards.
There is no point to insist on the similarities. It would be more useful to stress which are the differences. Let’s examine the letters starting from the bottom.
So, we have 10 not identical letters, but you do not need to memorise them. All you have to do is to use a typing program, so that your fingers would acquire after exercise the exact position of these letters when typing them.
The best program that I ever used for that purpose is Ktouch, a free software from the KDE Education Project (for Linux mostly). It has a very friendly interface and a series of very useful exercises …It is a matter of time to learn typing in any language that you want. Usually no more than a week ‘s time is needed. I managed to learn using that application how to type in Russian with an original Russian layout. I consider that as an achievement because the Russian layout is totally different..almost with no similarities with Latin-based layouts, though there are many identical letters. I do not know why that has to be like that, but I had to learn typing in Russian as long as I want at least to write short messages and emails in Cyrillic letters.
For those who have a Windows OS they can practise typing Greek with the RAMTYPE program.
Start typing with a medium pace and in no more time than a week you will be ready. Of course you should keep typing in the future as long as the memory may slip fast out of your fingers. Use it or loose it !!!