# Latex in Turkish

I wish to create an article in Turkish in Latex. I want chapters, table of contents etc to appear in Turkish. For example when I write this,

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}

\begin{document}

\chapter{Giriş}

\end{document}


I want the output as

 Bölüm 1 (that is Turkish for Chapter 1)

Giriş (Turkish for Introduction)


Is that possible or just a dream?

• You would be better off by switching to LuaTeX and using a unicode encoded document via fontspec package. If default fonts don't have the necessary characters, you can use your own system fonts for say capital i etc. – percusse Sep 11 '14 at 12:49

As well as changing fixed strings like chapter into the specified language, babel will enable the correct hyphenation patterns for the language.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage[turkish]{babel}

\begin{document}

\chapter{Giriş}

\end{document}

• @egreg well they are not missing from this MWE, keep things simple initially, OK I'll add (makes my comment about hypehation more true:-) – David Carlisle Sep 11 '14 at 12:08
• Thanks David. It works but the letter "ş" is missing. I edited your comment to add the pic of the output. It does not recognize the other Turkish letters either, e.g ö, ğ etc. What can be done now? – Günal Sep 11 '14 at 12:38
• @Günal I specified UTF8 input encoding (after egreg prompted me:-) the letters should work if your files are in that encoding. Make sure that your file is saved as utf-8 – David Carlisle Sep 11 '14 at 12:46