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I remember there being a way to display some Greek letters in a slightly different style (like how people often write Greek letters a bit differently than they're printed). Can anybody remind me of the command for this?

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You can use \usepackage[Polutoniko, greek]{babel} and \textgreek{giannis} or are you looking for math fonts? – Yiannis Lazarides Jan 4 '11 at 8:36
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\varphi, \varepsilon and so on.

If you want to use one variant throughout and save yourself a few keystrokes, put \let\phi\varphi in your preamble.

The kpfonts package contains slanted and upright greek letters for mathmode.

psgreek provides some alternate Greek fonts.

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