I am trying to write my thesis presentation in windows with Beamer but i have an issue with Greek language.

when i want to add a definition from drop down menu , the letters dont appear right in the compiled file.

for example if i add Definition , in the compiled pdf appear Δεφινιτιον instead of Ορισμος (Definition in Greek).

  • If you're using dropdowns, it would help to let us know what editor you are using - it looks to me like the editor isn't aware of Greek, but is just transliterating the English word. – Chris H Sep 18 '13 at 14:55
  • I don't know how to do this. – katerina Sep 18 '13 at 14:58
  • You have to pass the greek option to beamer in the \documentclass line. If you have a solution, then add it in the "Answers" space. – egreg Sep 18 '13 at 15:16
  • it was a temporary solution only for the definition. – katerina Sep 18 '13 at 15:57
  • Generally I have to write every word in greeklish in order to have greek. For example if I want the greek word "ορισμός" I have to write " orism'oc" which takes a lifetime! – katerina Sep 18 '13 at 16:01

You have to pass the greek option to the class:

Η Αθήνα είναι η πρωτεύουσα της Ελλάδα

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Try and use the following with xelatex



% Languages

% Fonts
\setmainfont{Minion Pro} % substitute with any font that exists on your system
\setsansfont{Myriad Pro} % substitute with any font that exists on your system
\setmonofont{Consolas} % substitute with any font that exists on your system

% Beamer Stuff

\title{Παρουσίαση διπλωματικής}  
\author{Κώστας Παπαδόπουλος}
\date{Σεπτέμβριος 2013} 



\section{Κεφάλαιο 1ο}

\frametitle{Αυτό είναι το 1ο κεφάλαιο} 
Συμπληρώνεις ανάλογα! 


After installing the complete version of Miktex the following worked for me: I created a folder. In it I saved as greekslides.sty the following





\graphicspath{ {images/} }




Then I saved in the same folder the following code as anyname.tex.

\title{Not a presentation}

  \frametitle{Ελληνικά στον beamer}
  Είναι εφικτό να γράφεις μαθηματικά κατευθείαν στα ελληνικά
  $$ G_{μν}=8πT_{μν}$$ 
  Επίσης μπορείς να περνάς από τα ελληνικά στα αγγλικά χωρίς ενδιάμεσες εντολές: english-ελληνικά-english-ελληνικά, κ.ο.κ. (i.e. etc.)

Ακολουθεί ένας ορισμός  
Έστω ορισμός.



It seems to work.

P.S. I suppose that many Latex users in Europe would feel more comfortable if they could just switch from Greek to Latin directly from the keyboard both in mathmode and textmode. So there must be already some package on this.

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