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NOTE: This page has been pretty much abandoned by its creator!

ViH is a vi like editor that has built-in support for the Hellenic (Greek) ELOT-928 character set. viH is build on top of vim version 1.27. Vim was developed by Bram Moolenaar Click here for details on vim itself.

So far, viH has been tested only on Unix like systems running X11. Given time, resources and sufficient interest I will try to port it to other systems. viH has been developed over a short period of time and it has not been tested extensively. It is distributed in the hope that it will be useful. Please feel free to send any comments, suggestions or bug reports to:

	Andreas Moshovos
	CS Dept.
	Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
	1210 W. Dayton St.
	Madison, WI 53706

You can get the latest version of viH at .

What's new

  • (February 7, '96) The accent and umlaut keys can be changed through a set of commands
    :set accent= changes the accent modifier (default is ')
    :set umlaut= changes the umlaut modifier (default is :)
  • Brief how-to-use document.
  • Brief how-to-compile document.
  • (January 15, '96) Fixed umlauted map in hellenic.c.

    Software Distribution

    Binaries and source code are available. I will try to compile and add binaries for as many architectures as I can. If you have a compiled version of viH for a system that is not currently in the list I will gladly add a link to your site.

    Note that when you download the executables using NETSCAPE you are going to get a screen of incomprehensible text. Use the "Save As..." option to get a copy of the executable on your disk.

    Finally, a note on copyright. Please take the time to read the README.viH file which can be found in the source code distribution. Briefly the terms are the following:

    You are welcome to use, share and improve the Hellenic specific part of viH. You are forbidden to forbid anyone else to use, share and improve what you give them .

  • Brief description of the Hellenic features of viH. Click here.
  • C source code in tar, gzipped form (~217K). Click here . How to compile guide.
  • Sparc SunOS 4.1.3 statically linked gzipped executable (~143K). Click
  • Sparc Solaris 4.1.3 statically linked, ELF 32-bit, gzipped executable (~158k). Click here .
  • Linux 1.2.9 statically linked gzipped executable (~92K). Click here .
    This is an older version, please recompile.
  • SGI, IRIX 5.2/5.3 from . Provided by Thanasis Protopapas (
    This is an older version, please recompile.

    What about fonts?

    Although viH can edit in Greek you'll need a Greek font to be able to look at the text! You can get some from the Hellenic resources network or from There is also a local copy of the "Obtaining and Installing Greek Fonts" from .
    my home page