# Can't write Greek RecipeName in xcookybooky

I am using xcookybooky to create my own cookbook in greek. Until now I was using iso-8859-7 encoding in all my documents and it was working fine. With xcookybooky there is an issue with this particular encoding. All the letters appear like "Chinese" and the weird thing is that there are no errors.

I tried to change the encoding to utf8 and something rather strange happened. All greek letters appeared as they should be, exept from the RecipeName. There are also some errors that have to do with greek letters and T1.

My code is

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
%\usepackage[iso-8859-7]{inputenc}
\usepackage{kerkis}

\usepackage{tikz} % for creating the lines for the hint
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{wrapfig} % To wrap the tabular with the ingredients
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{xkeyval}
\usepackage{lettrine} % numbering the preparation steps
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{units}
\usepackage{tabularx} % line breaks in tabular
\usepackage{xcookybooky}

\begin{document}
\begin{recipe}{Μπανάνα}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\ingredients{
2 αυγά\\
3 & μπανάνες\\
\unit[200]{ml} & βούτυρο\\
\unit[40]{g} & ζάχαρη\\
\unit[50]{g} & κακάο
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\preparation{
\step Πρώτο βήμα
\step Δεύτερο Βήμα
\step Τρίτο Βήμα
\step Τέταρτο Βήμα
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%\setRecipenameFont{cmr}{T1}{m}{n}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\end{recipe}
\end{document}


My outputs are

utf8 encoding

iso-8859-7 encoding

Any ideas on that? Note that I'm using pdflatex.

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You have to tell xcookybooky what's the font you want to use for the recipe title, using the correct parameters.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{kerkis}

\usepackage{tikz} % for creating the lines for the hint
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{wrapfig} % To wrap the tabular with the ingredients
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{xkeyval}
\usepackage{lettrine} % numbering the preparation steps
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{units}
\usepackage{tabularx} % line breaks in tabular
\usepackage{xcookybooky}

\setRecipenameFont{mak}{\encodingdefault}{m}{n}

\begin{document}
\begin{recipe}{Μπανάνα}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\ingredients{
2 αυγά\\
3 & μπανάνες\\
\unit[200]{ml} & βούτυρο\\
\unit[40]{g} & ζάχαρη\\
\unit[50]{g} & κακάο
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\preparation{
\step Πρώτο βήμα
\step Δεύτερο Βήμα
\step Τρίτο Βήμα
\step Τέταρτο Βήμα
}
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\end{recipe}
\end{document}


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Thank you very much for your answer! You code is working!!! However, I cannot use handwritten fonts for the recipe name. I tried \setRecipenameFont{fau}{\encodingdefault}{m}{n} but the output is i.imgur.com/6sSMeBJ.png –  Thanos Oct 28 '13 at 10:41
There is no fau font family that I know of, at least in TeX Live –  egreg Oct 28 '13 at 12:31
No? I found it on the xcookybooky's manual. mirror.math.ku.edu/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/xcookybooky/… on page 7 and this is actualy working. I've tested it in English and all of the suggested fonts are working. –  Thanos Oct 28 '13 at 12:48
@Thanos It's quite probable that the font doesn't have support for Greek. –  egreg Oct 28 '13 at 13:27
In that case what and how can I modify in order to use greek handwritten font in the recipename? –  Thanos Oct 28 '13 at 13:33

Use xelatex, it makes live easier ... The following was tested with up-to-date MikTeX under Win7. Choose another script font if you do not have segoesc.ttf:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{libertine}
\newfontface\rnFont[Scale=3]{segoesc.ttf}
\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\usepackage{xcookybooky}
\makeatletter
\let\xcb@font@recipename\rnFont
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\section{An example}
\begin{recipe}{Μπανάνα}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\ingredients{
2 αυγά\\
3 & μπανάνες\\
\unit[200]{ml} & βούτυρο\\
\unit[40]{g} & ζάχαρη\\
\unit[50]{g} & κακάο
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\preparation{
\step Πρώτο βήμα
\step Δεύτερο Βήμα
\step Τρίτο Βήμα
\step Τέταρτο Βήμα
}
}
\end{recipe}
\end{document}


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Thank you very much for your answer! When I first started LaTeX, I wasn't able to work well with xelatex;I was using TXC that didn't xelatex compilation. Anyway, I tried your code but I get something weird. i.imgur.com/jHY3zcz.png How about the RecipeName? It's missing from your picture... –  Thanos Oct 28 '13 at 9:25
the problem with TXC is that old versions didn't support UTF8 which is the default for xelatex and lualatex. The latest version of TYC supports UTF8. And, of corse, you have to configure TXC to save the files in utf8. –  Herbert Oct 28 '13 at 9:29
Indeed I use the TXC 2.0 beta and my document is saved as utf8. One more thing. Did your code produce a recipename as a heading? Because with utf8 that's my main problem... –  Thanos Oct 28 '13 at 9:36
see my edited answer, it has now my complete code. –  Herbert Oct 28 '13 at 9:55
Still it's not working. i.imgur.com/aEyqUyg.png I get the example in "greeklish" but not what's inside the recipe environment. –  Thanos Oct 28 '13 at 10:06

I've managed to achieve greek hand-written fonts in the title. Unfortunately I cannot avoid XeLaTeX, so I am just changing locally the font style, in the RecipeName entry while having set a main font for the entire document(kerkis, that is). The code is

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Kerkis}
\newfontfamily\kiki{Aka-AcidGR-Kiki}

\usepackage{tikz} % for creating the lines for the hint
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{wrapfig} % To wrap the tabular with the ingredients
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{xkeyval}
\usepackage{lettrine} % numbering the preparation steps
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{units}
\usepackage{tabularx} % line breaks in tabular
\usepackage{xcookybooky}

%\setRecipenameFont{fau}{T1}{m}{n}

\begin{document}
\begin{recipe}{\kiki  \Huge Μπανάνα}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\ingredients{
2 αυγά\\
3 & μπανάνες\\
\unit[200]{ml} & βούτυρο\\
\unit[40]{g} & ζάχαρη\\
\unit[50]{g} & κακάο
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\preparation{
\step Πρώτο βήμα
\step Δεύτερο Βήμα
\step Τρίτο Βήμα
\step Τέταρτο Βήμα
}