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Greek alphabet and characters

The Greek alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Greek language.

Greek alphabet (lower case)

Greek grammar rules

There are three grammatical genders in Greek:

  • masculine
  • feminine
  • neuter

And two numbers

  • singular
  • plural

Nouns and adjectives decline into four cases:

  • nominative
  • genitive
  • accusative
  • vocative

Greek formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatd/M/yyyy, as well as dd/MM/yy
e.g. 24/3/2016 or 24/03/16
Long date formatd MMMM yyyy
e.g. 24 Μάρτιον 2016

Greek capitalisation usage

  • People’s names.
  • Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.), nouns that denote residents of a country, language names, days and months are always capitalised.
  • Headings, captions and images titles: only the first word is capitalised unless a proper noun is featured.
  • In all menu and dialogs elements (buttons, titles, options, etc): only the first letter of the first word should be capitalised.
  • If the terms are considered as application names or software elements, each word except conjunction might start with uppercase.
  • Phrases that are denoted by bullets and numbering, start with a capital letter.
  • Phrases included in lists (chapters, sections, products, system requirements, etc.) that are neither sentences nor a sentence sequence, start with a capital letter.
  • In programming languages (C, Visual Basic, WordBasic, etc.) commands, the same format is maintained for upper-case and lower-case characters both in English and Greek. The same applies for all non-localizable key-words and special terminology.
  • The sentences that follows a colon after words “Caution”, “Note” or “Warning”, should start with uppercase.
  • When the colon is used to enter a list (e.g. actions list etc.), each item/sentence should start with capital letter.

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