How do I typeset this statement

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if I'm using




in my TEX file?

  • I tried rendering this while using frcursive but I got something opposite the expected result.
    – Trancot
    May 22, 2013 at 3:01
  • "this statment" := ὅπερ ἔδει δεῖξαι
    – Trancot
    May 22, 2013 at 3:08
  • @HenriMenke: Thank you for up voting the edited title. :-) May 22, 2013 at 11:35
  • @ClickMe -- Not sure if it's just me, but I don't get a π in the title..?
    – jon
    May 22, 2013 at 18:53

1 Answer 1


Using pdfTeX (i.e., use latex or pdflatex to compile) and a transliteration for 'ancient' Greek:


% switch to language environments  


English: That which had to be demonstrated. 

Latin: \latin{Quod erat demonstrandum.}

% transliteration of ὅπερ ἔδει δεῖξαι     
Greek: \grk{<'oper >edei de~ixai.}


Or, using the XeTeX engine (command: xelatex):


\setmainfont{DejaVu Serif}% <-- pick a font with Greek characters


English: That which had to be demonstrated.

Latin: \textlatin{Quod erat demonstrandum.}

Greek: \textgreek{ὅπερ ἔδει δεῖξαι.}

  • OK, I found it. This is what comes up when the installation prompt shows up: fonts\tfm\public\cbgreek\grmn1095.tfm I try to install it, but afterwards it just stalls. Perhaps I'm not waiting long enough?
    – Trancot
    May 22, 2013 at 4:15
  • I don't think so. At least not immediately. Maybe later it will fall into place.
    – Trancot
    May 22, 2013 at 5:29
  • v2.3 is what is listed in the PDF contained in my MiKTeK folder.
    – Trancot
    May 22, 2013 at 5:42
  • "going to download 66499167 bytes" says MiKTeX.
    – marczellm
    May 22, 2013 at 5:52
  • cbgreek.tar.lzma is the file it's downloading. According to CTAN this is really a large file. I have already used xparse so the l3 stuff should be already here.
    – marczellm
    May 22, 2013 at 6:01

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