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I am looking for a translation for the Socrates quote

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

into how it would appear in ancient greek.

anyone able to help?

please feel free to mail me at markjohnston@cogeco.ca if you think you could be of help.

I have downloaded a number of greek fonts, so if you could even tell me which keystrokes to use, that would be fantastic.

anyways, thanks in advance!
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Re: greek translation help


Welcome aboard!

Unfortunately your email address is not a valid one so I post my answer here.

Since I'm not sure about the Greek encoding standard you're using, I typed the translation in MS Word and took a snapshot of it, so it could be posted here. Here's the translated quote you asked for (in both lowercase and capitals):

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thanks kindly!

that email address is valid...it sent me the notice of reply =p
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I put together a few myself with some downloaded fonts, and I have a few new questions.

1. Which words would have been capitalized? from the looks of it, it seems the beginning of the sentence, as well as Knowlege an Ignorance...is that accurate?
2. In the lowercase text, are the "slashes" over the letters required? the font I have didn't seem to have any.

here's the keystokes I used. these are in caps, I used the same ones in lowercase.

EN MONON AGAQON EINAI, THN ENISTHMHN,
KAI EN MONON KAKON, THN AMAQIAN.

sorry, I have very limited knowledge of the greek alphabet and grammar.
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1. Yes. This is accurate!.

2. "Slashes" are accent marks actually and they ARE required!.

As for the greek fonts, you can use the Character Map Windows accessory to find their Unicode equivalent and/or simply copy/paste them to your text...

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thanks for your help so far! I was at the cottage for a few weeks, so my apologies for the late reply.

here is an image I put together with a font that I like the looks of.

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1. is this correct?
2. do the "stylized" commas and accent marks make sense? I like the way they look, but is that proper greek?
3. is this current greek, the greek socrates would have written in (well, plato rather ;p ) or both?

I think that's it for my questions!
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Uhmmm... it seems that I have to get back to you with a complete solution on the issue, but you may have to give me a couple of days to set this up for you...

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Hey,
I've been looking for a Greek translation of this quote as well. Can you e-mail me the translation that you have posted please? I was unable to copy/paste it. Thanks so much.
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Email's been sent.

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