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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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Upright Greek letters in text mode (not upgreek)

How do I type upright Greek letters? I have tried upgreek but it uses specific fonts (Euler or Adobe Symbol). I want to use the upright Greek letters in the actual font being used. I'm thinking of ...
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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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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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Blackboard bold variants for Greek letters

It is common (or it used to be) to use a blackboard-bold variant of \mu to denote roots of unity in some mathematical papers. However, despite searching (several times, periodically over several ...
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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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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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‘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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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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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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Define particle names to use upright greek letters in math mode

Currently I have my electron neutrino & beta particle marco defined as \newcommand{\eneutrino}{\ensuremath{\nu_e}} \newcommand{\belectron}{\ensuremath{\beta^{-}}} ...
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How to use lipsum with greek as main language

I'm trying to create a random text using lipsum having greek as the main language. The problem is that when I try to compile my file, an error keeps occuring about endcsname. My code is ...
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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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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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Method of avoiding variant Greek letters

Using a virtual greek keyboard and the following packages it's possible to directly implement Greek unicode characters (e.g. θ) \usepackage[mathletters]{ucs} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} However the ...
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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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Environment for ancient Greek poem with comments

I want to write an ancient Greek poem and I am having problems in setting the right environmental parameters. My major difficulty is to make an effective use of footnotes. Instead of using a ...
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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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Two letter variables with upright Delta

I'm using newtxmath with the slanted and libertine option in order to get standard slanted greek letters in mathmode as well as the option for upright greek letters. My question concerns a common two ...
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Consistent macro for bold upright vectors in both latin and greek

I’m using pdfLaTeX, and I want all vectors I typeset to be in bold, upright font. Unfortunately, based on whether the symbol is latin, lowercase greek, or uppercase greek, there are different commands ...
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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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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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siunitx: µ doesn't work

I'm using TeXnicCenter for Windows (7) and I'm a bloody beginner in everything that concerns LaTeX. I'm using the siunitx package for mathematical formulas and it works just fine... with one ...
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Greek pdf bookmarks

I am puzzled with sections titled with Greek characters. They do appear in the pdf's Content list, though not correctly. For example, in my thesis--written in English with LyX, based on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Align Greek polytonic (“smart line start”)

I am text-typing a set of poems in Greek polytonic and my problem is that the upper case letters alignment is being set according to the accents rather than the letters themselves. Here is an example ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't make greek sign of question “;” shown right

I tried to make a greek text in Latex. But there is a small problem the sign of question ";" shows as upper dot. \documentclass[twoside,a5paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Which package includes \Rho? (Big rho) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations? I want to use the big rho (\Rho) in my document but can not find a package ...
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Uniform Unicode for text, math and listings?

What should I put in the preamble (preferably packages) for this to work as expected with its unicode characters? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} $α$ α ...
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Fonts for PolyTonic Greek

I am using XeLaTeX with the fontspec package for Polytonic Greek character support (Unicode solutions only, no hacks). The default font doesn't display most of the desired characters, but I like the ...
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How to obtain proper justification with XeLaTeX and fontspec package?

I'm trying to obtain a justified paragraph with greek text using XeLaTeX and fontspec package, but there is always a word that exceed the right alignment. Note that with LaTex and the default greek ...
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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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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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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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\endcsname error with nag and newest babel/greek update

Did I miss something with babel and polutonikogreek? I just updated my TeX distribution on my mac through TeX Live Utility, and now I get the error: ./document.tex:5: Missing \endcsname inserted. ...
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Libertine Font Greek Letters Size

As you can see the greek letters from pxfonts are bigger than the numbers. How can i fix the size? The numbers size is the better. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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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Changing the writing language

I write in greek (having before load all the necessary packages and own commands - babel etc). In order to change the language and write a word in english I type \gre and the letters appear with ...
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fourier: How to get slanted lower and upper case Greek symbols by default

The fourier package has an option to slant lower case Greek; the upright lower case Greek symbols are then available as \other<symbol> macros. It seems upper case Greek symbols are always ...
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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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\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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Why does a different font appear on Greek and different on English?

I'm trying to create a pdf that contains both English and Greek. But the two different languages appear in different fonts. Can someone tell me why? This is my code: ...