While I'm waiting for my FTP issues to be resolved, I made some snapshot images of current progress of a tool I made to help
in attributing coins to make it easier for myself. Now I've decided to add it to my website, Ancient Whitesheet. It's called "Ancient Coin Visual Keyboard".
The first image ac-vb-greek-latin has nearly a full but not quite modern alphabet
sets Greek and Latin, upper and lowercase. Also there are two sets of punctuation, one for coins and attributions and the last to assist in visually reading a ancient coin book and using the visual keyboard at the same time, allowing for easy translation online or by other methods, or copying and pasting into a text document. A alphabet style
keyboard layout is used instead of a keyboard layout.
This tool is also useful to beginning ancient coin collectors as a trainer to get used to reading ancient coin letters, numbers and symbols
. That there are two font sets, Greek and Latin at once makes it easier to read coins on the fly, hopefully it works on a cell phone.
Also, you can copy and paste into another document, Facebook to your friends, on a ancient coin forum
site like here. There is a window that pops up and tells you if the copy worked and what the characters are.
Additional font sets are these next following images.
This one is a three font set, Phoenician, Greek and Latin for several coin types
that it's useful for. Only uppercase has been included. Phoenician is a right to left sentence direction, Greek and Latin are both left to right sentence direction. Mixing the two types
can be glitchy and problematic but can be managed by moving the cursor inside of the text field
. Like the Greek and Latin keyboard, you can copy and paste as well.
This is also a three font set keyboard like the previous one. It's useful for Russian coins, like the wire coins which is what I made it for, once I purchase some of those coins in the future. There are many Russian coins that I like so I will use it for those as well.
I am also working on a Armenian-Latin keyboard, Arabic-Latin keyboard which will be included later on.