KMKB0043: Greek medial Sigma changes to final Sigma unexpectedly in Microsoft Word

Symptoms

When typing Greek in Microsoft Word using any Polytonic Greek-script keyboard, entering a diacritic or breathing mark on a vowel after a Sigma immediately causes the Sigma to incorrectly change to a final Sigma. For instance, if you typed uso/ you would get υςό instead of υσό.

Resolution

This is due to a bug with the Microsoft Word "AutoFormat As You Type" Ordinals setting.

Microsoft Word 2003 and older versions

  1. In Word, click Tools menu, AutoCorrect Options... item, and select the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  2. Find the entry titled Ordinals (1st) with superscript and untick it.
  3. Click OK to save changes.

Microsoft Word 2007

  1. In Word, click the Office button (top left round button), and select Word Options at the bottom right of the menu that appears.
  2. Click Proofing item and the AutoCorrect Options button.
  3. Select the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  4. Find the check box titled Ordinals (1st) with superscript and untick it.
  5. Click OK to save changes.

Applies to:

  • Keyman Desktop Corporate 7.0
  • Keyman Desktop Light 7.0
  • Keyman Desktop Professional 7.0

KB article KMKB0043 created on 06 May 2008, updated on 18 Dec 2012

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