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

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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