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

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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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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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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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horizontal alignment of dot over hat over bold greek letter!

For some strange reason, this: \hat{\dot{\bm{\phi}}} prints the dot and the hat slightly off the left of the phi letter. Any ideas if this can be fixed? thanks. Using bm package for bold symbols.
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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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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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Should Greek letters inserted in text (using math mode, mostly) always be italic?

The least painful way I know of inserting a Greek letter in a text is to use the math mode and the corresponding command. This will produce an alpha letter : $\alpha$ But this always produces an ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Converting greek utf letters to latex symbols

I have a collection of notes on my iPad, written using a markdown editor/viewer (trunk notes) that does not understand latex, but does display greek. Is there a simple way to convert the greek letters ...
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$\zeta$ works $\Zeta$ does not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations? Refering to http://wikieducator.org/Help:LaTeX_Symbol_Tables_-_Mathematics, I am trying to enter upper ...
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\textbeta and \textmu defined in the beamer class

I really like using UTF-8 greek letters in my latex code source and I use utf8x to convert them into \textalpha commands and then I define the \textalpha commands in a separate file where I write ...
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Greek numbering

I wish to use numbering like 1\alpha, 1\beta,... in some subequations. I know that this is obtainable by redefining the \theequation like the following (which gives lower-case Roman numerals, 1.i, ...
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English minitoc entry within a Greek utf8 document

In a document set up as shown in the question Greek pdf bookmarks, the interesting bits are: \documentclass[greek,english]{scrbook} \usepackage[LGRx,T1]{fontenc} % define LGR and T1 encodings ...
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Greek pdf-bookmarks with greektex package; is it possible?

I am using TeX Live and also, package greektex. In order for greektex to work I must use iso-8859-7 encoding. I was wondering if with these settings there is a way to produce pdf bookmarks in Greek ...
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xelatex and apa

I am using biblatex to format my references. Document is book and is written in greek. References are mainly english but I have some in greek as well. While the authoryear style works very well, the ...
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How to specify variant tau? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How can I get the "hooked" form of lowercase tau (see below) to show in posts in SE (Math, Theoretical CS, etc.)? P.S. I tried the "obvious" ...
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Subfigure numbering for Greek - XeLaTeX

I am writing a thesis in Greek. Everything compiles well and the produced document is the desired one except one little problem. The numbering on my subfigures is followed by a small rectangle, i.e. ...
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Greek characters with times font (utf8 input encoding)

I am despairing trying to solve the following problem. When compiling the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{times} \usepackage[document]{ucs} ...
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How to use Greek letters (in a presentation)

I would like to include the following line from Wikipedia in a presentation: στεγανός steganós ‚bedeckt‘ und γράφειν gráphein ‚schreiben‘ But I am unable to convince pdflatex to include the ...
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XeLaTeX with polyglossia and Greek

I'm struggling a lot with XeLaTeX and polyglossia. Somehow the font selection doesn't seem to work as I would expect it (and as the error messages suggest). Please consider the following example: ...
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Force upright Greek letters with isomath

The isomath package makes it possible to typeset upright Greek letters via \mathrm and \mathbf. Is it it possible to force all Greek letters to be typeset upright unless specified otherwise, e.g. to ...
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Proper way to use greek letters in an English document

I typically use LaTeX to write chemistry & physics documents with a lot of equations. I often will reference terms and variables and such in the text of my document. Typically I just do this by ...
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How can the \textmu symbol be used in math mode and resize correctly?

I wish to use an upright mu character in various places in my document, and so I've put the following in my preamble: % textcomp, for its upright mu \usepackage{textcomp} % some user macros ...
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How do I write the mathematical version of the greek letter phi when using the babel package to make greek letters upright?

I'm writing an essay in which I need the greek letters to be upright. I have fixed this by applying the accepted solution given to this question. I quote from that solution: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Defining a command that distinguishes between greek and roman letters?

I'm using pdftex and I want to define a command for the typesetting of quantum mechanical operators that produces upright letters with a \hat accent. The problem is that the obvious solution ...
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The use of subindices with greek letters

I need to use subindices with greek letters. But I find that the result is sometimes decipherable. Examples: $\alpha_{H}$, $\gamma_{H}$ Do you have any suggestion in that regard? Of course, I do ...
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Greek character in Beamer document title

I need to include the Greek letter sigma in the title of my Beamer presentation. When I use $\sigma$ to obtain the symbol (which works fine in other LaTeX document titles), I receive the warning ...
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polutonikogreek with lmodern 12pt

Within a document in ngerman or english, I'd like to have some Greek text using babel's polutonikogreek. It seems there are two options for including greek text: \textgreek{mikra'iti mouse~ion} ...
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Setting font size in Greek text with TexnicCenter and Miktex

How is it possible to define the fontsize in documents written in Greek? I am using TexnicCenter and Miktex and trying the following example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How can I write greek in TexnicCenter with Miktex

Using the standard babel package is compeltely counter-intuitive as the letters in the keyboard do not match the babel package and also the accent is in a different key which makes it impossible to ...
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Alternate Greek symbols

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 ...
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How do I get a proper mathematical \Lambda when using gfsneohellenic?

I am using the gfsneohellenic for my paper (which is in English). I load it using: \usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[default]{gfsneohellenic} Everything works fine except for capital greek ...
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Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations?

For example: \begin{equation} \delta % ok \Delta % ok \epsilon % ok \Epsilon % error \end{equation}
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the unthinkable: use of Metafont for greek minion letters in black board style

would it be possible to create our own greek letters in black board style from the Minion family using Metafont? It is just a matter of adding a vertical bar somewhere... Thanks