You start the program from your CD-drive (e.g.
A version for installation on harddisk is also availaible.
The IGEyst are copy protected. The program will run, if the "dongle" is on the parallel port of your computer.
The "dongle" may be "daisy-chained" with any other dongles you might use, without impeding the functioning of your computer and any associated devices.
Amongst the particular advantages of the IGEyst-program is its ability
to use both Greek and Latin characters. To switch from one set of
characters to the other (viz. Greek or Latin) in the course of
searching for particular words or sequences of letters, simply
ALT+1 (Latin) or
The default is Greek.
The concept of the program forbids the display (or printout) of complete inscriptions on screen. This is just a concordance and a "search engine" for epigraphers, but not a computerized edition of texts.
With this option you can read the texts stored in the KWIC-index. In this version of the IGEyst the texts appear with an added sorting "right of key"; a sorting "left of key" is also possible.
With the IGEyst, unlike similar programms (e.g. the "Oxford Concordance Program"), the KWIC-File is not newly created for each search, but is constantly available. For example, if the letter A(lpha) is searched, then every single entry beginning with this letter will be called up on the screen; the instant alphabetical sorting of all words makes a complete survey of all - NB: (only) all the processed - texts possible.
Options within direct search:
On pressing RETURN all entries will appear on the screen. To facilitate the search, it is possible to limit the number of entries appearing on the screen (or printout). Thus by entering (e.g.) "l3n", only the first three entries are called up, together with the number of entries actually available in brackets.
Option for reverse order:
By entering the letter "r" - preferably the specification "l1nr" [i.e. only one entry in reverse order] the entries in the file are called up in reverse order.
With this option you may search for any possible sequence of letters including * [ASCII 42] for a joker, or a blank to mark an initial or final letter or syllable.
After entering the letters you are looking for, enter "2g" as answer to the required option.