Issue with Ancient Greek

So when I add an accent or breathing mark, instead of adding the accent or breathing mark, anki dupes the letter with the accent or breathing mark, so that I have to go back and erase the first (unmarked or accented) copy of the letter. So here in the forum I can write, eg, ἀποκτείνω with no issue, while in anki I get, eg αάποκτειίνω… Anyone else run into this issue?? Thanks — EJ

What version are you using? I remember that was a problem not too long ago, but I haven’t seen it lately.

Version ⁨2.1.54 (b6a7760c)⁩ on a 2021 M1 Max Macbook Pro running Monterey 12.6

Thanks. 2.1.54 was until recently the current version, and it is still the version that I have installed on my computer. Yet, when I type ἀποκτείνω in that version, it always types properly for me.

As I mentioned, there was indeed trouble with composed characters not too long ago, but such troubles seem to be resolved for me. The issue, as I recall, was introduced in a version of QT that Anki was using. I am using the Intel QT 6 build of 2.1.54, so it is possible the issue still exists in the QT version that is in use in your Apple Silicon build. I also am on macOS Ventura versus your Monterey, so that is another possible explanation for why it works for me and not for you.

Version 2.1.55 just came out a very few days ago, so I suggest trying that to see if it is fixed. If not, there may not be anything that the Anki devs can do until QT gets it sorted out, but it will be helpful for them to be aware that the problem is still happening.

If the latest version doesn’t solve it for you, as a workaround, maybe you could try to download the same build I am using. Even though it is the Intel version, it should work automatically through the built-in emulation (you may already be aware of this, but in case you don’t). Technically, it would be slower, but I don’t think Anki is the sort of app where the performance cost of emulation would even be noticeable.

This is the direct link (copied from the Anki home page) to the version I am working where I can type Greek with diacritics without trouble:


Thanks so much for this. I’ll dig into it and report back. Thanks again - JM

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