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I want $\alpha\mu\alpha\rho\tau\iota\alpha$ with accent aigu ' above the $\iota$. How?

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    Please provide an MWE! What is an appropriate `? could you show such a iota as an image or explain its usage? What have you tried, what font do you use, where are you having problems?
    – LaRiFaRi
    Nov 6, 2014 at 16:23
  • See here: biblehub.com/greek/266.htm An MWE is besides the point here. There must be some standard procedure. Nov 6, 2014 at 16:24
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    There are not many cases in which an MWE is besides the point. And this is certainly not one of those cases.
    – Sverre
    Nov 6, 2014 at 17:44
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    Note that math mode ($...$) is not appropriate for typesetting Greek words, just as it's not appropriate for italicizing words in the Roman alphabet. Nov 6, 2014 at 18:02

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Load babel for polytonic Greek. Depending on your preferences, you can use the transliteration or direct input.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[greek.polutoniko,english]{babel}

\begin{document}

\textgreek{<amart'ia}

\textgreek{ἁμαρτία}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • Off topic, but the space between rho and tau looks big compared with the space between alpha and rho in the αρτ in the middle
    – Henry
    Nov 6, 2014 at 22:31
  • @Henry Font design; probably the author had different ideas, but I too consider it a bit uneven; also the space between mu and alpha is not really good.
    – egreg
    Nov 6, 2014 at 22:34
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You could load any font which supports these letters with help of the package fontspec (which requires Lua- or XeLaTeX):

% arara: lualatex

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}    

\begin{document}
    \setmainfont{EB Garamond}
    ἁμαρτία

    \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}
    ἁμαρτία
\end{document} 

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If you do not want to type the letters (or can't), you may define macros with their unicodes:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}    

\begin{document}
    \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}
    \symbol{"03B1}%
    \symbol{"03AC}%
    \symbol{"1F00}\symbol{"1F01}\symbol{"1F02}\symbol{"1F03}\symbol{"1F04}\symbol{"1F05}\symbol{"1F06}\symbol{"1F07}%
    \symbol{"1F70}\symbol{"1F71}%

    \symbol{"1F80}\symbol{"1F81}\symbol{"1F82}\symbol{"1F83}\symbol{"1F84}\symbol{"1F85}\symbol{"1F86}\symbol{"1F87}%
    \symbol{"1FB0}\symbol{"1FB1}\symbol{"1FB2}\symbol{"1FB3}\symbol{"1FB4}\symbol{"1FB6}\symbol{"1FB7}
\end{document} 

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Just for fun:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec} 
\setmainfont{EB Garamond}   
\usepackage{verse}

\begin{document}
\settowidth{\versewidth}{καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.}
\begin{verse}[\versewidth]
Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς· ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου·\\
ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου·\\
γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς·\\
τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον·\\
καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν,\\
ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν·\\
καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.\\
Ἀμήν.\\
\end{verse} 
\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • How did you type those greek words with all the diacritics in the source code?
    – rmdmc89
    Feb 21, 2021 at 0:07
  • @rmdmc89 I have copy pasted that from somewhere. Some translater, I guess. Can't remember. My keyboard does not provide me such nice letters.
    – LaRiFaRi
    Feb 22, 2021 at 9:52

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