greek is about the proper displaying of greek letters and the greek language in general using (La)TeX

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How can I set uppercase greek letters as italic in math mode by default?

This is a follow up question to here. The recommended solution doesn't work for me. I therefore let all my mathematical packages in the MWE. The result is an upright Psi followed by an italic Psi. I ...
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How to write upper case \varepsilon in LaTeX math environment?

I need the uppercase of this sign $\varepsilon$ how to I get that?
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Polutoniko Greek in TexLive 2013

I can no longer compile files with the polutonikogreek language option to babel in TexLive 2013. Everything was fine in TL2012. There is another question showing the same problem: Ancient Greek ...
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Hat accent on bold greek letters in math mode

I would like to insert an hat accent on bold letters/symbols in math mode. For latin letters, e.g. the q char, I insert this commands in my preamble ...
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Why LaTeX uses upright uppercase Greek letters by default in math mode?

Why upper-case Greek letters are typeset in upright font, i.e., \mathrm? While at the same time, some upper-case Greek letters those are also Latin Letters ,e.g., A for $\Alpha$, B for $\Beta$, are ...
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Greek characters instead of “et al.”

Problem: In the final pdf document I get greek letters "k. sun." instead of "et al." when citing articles, for instance "Garris k. sun". instead of "Garris et al". This refers to the text corpus, not ...
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Mirror greek symbol in math environment

I need a mirrored symbol \Gamma. Is it posible? I can't find this symbol and I do not know a way to mirror the symbol. I use unicode math.
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Problem with font OT1-Greek letters

I am having this problem. I got this sample by net: \documentclass[paper=a4,fontsize=11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[iso-8859-7]{inputenc} \usepackage{kerkis} \usepackage{a4} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Random Greek Symbols appears in pdf generated by LaTeX [closed]

I use Texmaker. Once the .pdf file is generated by LaTeX, I notice that there are several greek symbols (mostly Sigma) in random places. Does any one know the reason? (My code does not contain these ...
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language problem

I created this command: \newcommand{\NewPart}[1]{\section*{\uppercase{#1}}} and run it like this: \NewPart{Personal details}{} My problem is that instead of 'Personal details' I want to give a ...
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greek in latex-template thesis

I am using TexMaker and I have just found a beautiful template for my thesis http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis I have the problem that i can't write greeks. I have tried ...
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OpenType Latex font for usage in text editor

I like to use the LaTeX fonts as well in text editors. Concerning this, some questions came into my mind: Is it true that I need so called OpenType fonts for that, which I could use like Times or ...
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Ancient Greek hyphenation in LuaLaTeX

Can anybody tell me the current state of hyphenation patterns in LuaLaTeX, especially with regard to Ancient Greek? I searched here on tex.sx and on the web. There are many mailing lists discussing ...
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Upright greek math: `theta` with `textgreek` package too boldish

With the following MWE: \documentclass[british]{article} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage{textgreek} \begin{document} \LARGE Normal text default font, italics and upright: ...
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What is the capital Greek letter for tau? [duplicate]

I would like to typeset the capital Greek letter for tau. I used \Tau, but I got error for that: Undefined control sequence. My preamble is \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Changing the Greek math font with mathspec

I've recently changed from pdftex to xetex to be able to write documents in Bembo Std but I'm not quite there yet. While trying to typeset some notes from one of my classes, I tried to typeset Greek ...
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Writing Greek text [duplicate]

I am trying to compile some Greek text in PDF. I get it compiled using babel package, but text in Greek renders as complete gibberish. Only if I write Latin text does it convert it into Greek letters, ...
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How to switch to upright greek in math mode?

tI use libertine and newtxmath font packages, they provide upright greek letters. However, there is no way to automatically swith between italic and upright greek letters. I need a command, simillar ...
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up-to-date TeX distribution

In order to use the "LGRx package" I've been told in a previous question that I've made, that I should have an up-to-date TeX distribution. So, I wonder what is this and how can I install it to my ...
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Non-ASCII characters in Biblatex

I am using biblatex with backend=biber and the following .bib file: @article{concellon_synthesis_2006, title = {Synthesis of Enantiopure ({αS,βS)-} or ({αR,βS)-β-Amino} Alcohols by Complete ...
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Specifying a different font for polytonic Greek in pdfTeX with Babel

I am writing my master’s thesis with the ulthese class, which is now part of MiKTeX and TeX Live. This class is based on memoir and is fairly flexible, but assumes the use of pdfTeX and sets the font ...
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Omega, varpi or 'double upsilon' greek symbol?

How to produce symbol like this: Is this a special form of \varpi, 'double upsilon' or omega?
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How to set up TeX software to begin making existing Greek and Hebrew texts into custom interlinear pdfs?

Starting Point I have a W32TeX package with latex, pdftex, xetex installed on a win7 box and am interested in getting started creating interlinear Greek-Hebrew (2 line, no English) texts of Biblical ...
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Upright bold greek with condition in math mode

Good day! I googled the whole stackechange, but was not able to find the answer. I'm quite new to Latex, so my approach is not proper. I try to define a macro, that should format greek letter as ...
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Can I typeset greek letters in text mode using Latin Modern Fonts?

I use lualatex and utf8 source. I want to use the Latin Modern fonts (including math). If I include e.g. the character ε in my source file; it does not appear in the output. I've tried changing the ...
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Using Greek Letters

For the following example I'm getting Missing $ inserted... with regard to the \rho command: a tangible benefit from acquiring positive reputation that is not captured within \citet{d05a}, in ...
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how can we write in Greek with computer modern font

How can we write Greek documents (i.e. in the Greek language) having the computer modern font? What code do we have to write? I'd like to note that I don't want to include some Greek letters, but I'd ...
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How to insert Greek letters (having trouble with \greekletter)

This is my code: \begin{equations} \begin{align} \lamba = \frac{x}{2} \end{align} \end{equations} But \lamba appears just as a blank space.
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Bold Greek letters in achemso

I'm having trouble producing a bold capital "Pi" while using the achemso document class. The only success that I've had is by using \bm{\Pi} which produces an ugly result akin to "poor man's bold", ...
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\polyset and greek letters

The polynom style (version “2006/04/20 0.17 (CH,HA)” from texlive 2012) has to be told about which tokens represent variables. The manual has an example like this: \polyset{vars=XYZ\xi, % make X, Y, ...
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Normal Greek sigma (and not varsigma) before apostrophe

Strangely enough, LaTeX automatically changes a normal sigma (σ) into a "varsigma" (ς) if no proper letter follows. Of course, in most cases that's perfectly fine. It's a bit annoying, though, when ...
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Multiple accents on Greek letter in XeLaTeX [closed]

I'm new to XeLaTeX and having trouble combining a macron and breve over Greek letters. I input \textgreek{ᾱ̆}, but the breve is sitting right on top of the macron. How do I raise it up? Or, ...
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bookmark language isn't Greek {LyX}

I am using LyX in order to write my thesis in Greek Language. When I press the preview button on LyX, everything is ok with the greek language on my thesis except the bookmarks on the side of pdf. ...
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Why does \mathrm{\varphi} work, but \text{\varphi} does not?

This: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\mathrm{\varphi}$ \end{document} Versus: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\text{\varphi}$ ...
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XeTeX + polyglossia: Trying to get greek text in PDF bookmarks

Although I've googled extensively to find a solution, most of the related information online is about babel. I'm working with polyglossia and can't get the pdf bookmarks to appear in greek, although I ...
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Uppercase greek letters in math in italic/slanted format

I read that in math, capital Greek letters should be italic, just like all the other (Latin alphabet) letters. How do I do this? I use \usepackage[charter]{mathdesign} as my font.
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Problem with Greek language

I am trying to write an essay in Greek and I type Greek characters but it doesn't compile. I have downloaded both greektex and program Babylon but it seems that I can't make them work.
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Greek words with kpfonts

I want to typeset some sporadic Greek words in an otherwise Latin text. I can get it with something like: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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‘β’ using Latin Modern fonts

I’m typesetting a text with some math and Greek letters. LaTeX handles Greek letters just fine in math mode but I can’t get it to display the character ‘β’ using either direct input or the \b macro ...
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Linux Libertine does not show Greek SmallCaps

According to the Linux Libertine font tester you can have Greek small caps. However the following example does not yield the desirable result: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Italic Greek characters in Times New Roman

I'm very new to LaTeX! I'm trying to create a template for creating scientific reports as PDFs. I'd like the whole of the document to be in Times New Roman. I've used the package pslatex, which ...
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How to make a new greek font to work with babel

I have an OpenType font (.otf) and I need to use it from pdftex. I use an 8 bit input encoding. I am stuck on the greek part with babel. The input I use is the following: ...
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Should lambdas in lambda-calculus be set in italics?

This question is not specific to TeX and derivatives, but I feel that this community is the best to answer it. Should the letter lambda (λ) be typeset upright or in italics in the following ...
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How to typeset greek letters

I want to write a sentence like "physics (from ancient greek φύσις)". But I don't know how to typeset the character "ύ" properly. Also I am not sure, if it is a good idea simply to use math-mode here ...
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Change BibTeX's language

I am writing a document in Greek. My bibliography, however consists mainly of English entries (along with a few Greek, French and German ones). If I just add the .bib file all entries are in Greek. ...
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Why does using Greek break em-dashes?

I know the conversion of --- to an em-dash is an on-going problem with lualatex. But I don't understand why using Greek in one font should (afterwards) break conversion of 3 hyphens to an em-dash in ...
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tilde over a symbol Phi

Please suggest me a way to put tilde over a symbol phi. I can easily put it over a letter but coming to the case of symbols, it is giving problems. Thanks in advance.
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Getting started with Greek and Hebrew in LuaLaTeX

I am typesetting a 17th century English theological document that uses a smattering of Greek and Hebrew. I am using LuaLaTeX with TeXShop on the Mac. Is LuaLaTeX up to the task? If so what are the ...
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Command /k unavailable in encoding OT1. - possibly using too many languages in one document?

I'm a LaTeX newbie, so please, bear with me (also, I'm not an English native speaker, so I apologise in advance for all my grammar/spelling mistakes). I'm using LaTeX to format my translation of one ...
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some greek letters disappear from PDFs included with includegraphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ligatures in figures and pdftex I have created some graphs in PDF format with PyX that include some labels with greek letters. When these graphs are included with ...