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I am fairly new to LaTex, and I want to use a different font family for greeks (and leave all the other letters unaffected such as ordinary alphabets).

In particular, I want to use GFS Bodoni package's greek fonts, but I want to keep everything else in Computer Modern.

Can this be accomplished?

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The package substitutefont is what you need.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[polutonikogreek,english]{babel}
\usepackage{substitutefont}
\substitutefont{LGR}{\rmdefault}{bodoni}

\begin{document}
This is English

\textgreek{Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς·}

\end{document}

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The only difficult bit, after having realized that substitutefont is the needed package, is finding the font family name. Then a simple

texdoc gfsbodoni.sty

from the terminal, reveals the lines

\DeclareOption{default}{%
\renewcommand{\rmdefault}{bodoni}}

so we found what we were looking for.

The most useful Greek font families for this purpose are artemisia, bodoni, udidot, gfsbaskerville.

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    You are a fount of knowledge! Or is that "font of knowledge"?? – Steven B. Segletes Apr 6 '15 at 17:55

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