How to Use Search

General guidelines

Search offers five ways to input a search string and six to display results. Unless you are very familiar with one of the other options, we recommend that you choose either Beta code or Symbol as the option for entering your search string; and that you also select the 'No accents in search string' option (which is the default).

Success in using the output options will depend on your browser. For more information on fonts and browsers, see the very useful Perseus fonts help page.

To start a search

  • choose the type of search you want to make: 'Starts with', 'Ends with' etc. 'Starts with' takes the first letter as a capital, whether or not you have typed a capital. Otherwise, the search is not case sensitive
  • choose whether you want to include accents
  • enter the search string in your preferred font. For example, to search for the Greek version of the name Socrates, the Symbol font equivalent would be SwkrathV (or swkrathv), Beta code Swkraths.

To refine the search:

_ is the single wildcard or joker

% is the multiple widlcard or joker

So a search for a string D_mo% under Symbol font will produce names beginning Δαμο- and Δημο-. A string D%mo% will give the same results, but also any others besides which begin with Δ- and also contain -μο-, such as Διδυμος and Δοκιμος.

Transliteration

A
B
G
D
E
6
Z
H
I
K
L
M
N
C
O
P
R
S
S
T
U
F
X
Y
W
Α Β Γ Δ Ε F Ζ Η Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ψ Ο Π Ρ Σ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Θ
Ω
a
b
g
d
e
6
z
h
i
k
l
m
n
c
o
p
r
s
s
t
u
f
x
y
w
α β γ δ ε

F

ζ η ι κ λ μ ν ψ ο π ρ σ ς τ υ φ χ θ ω

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