At the advice of a past question (Text related packages advised to avoid combining) I am looking into changing my document dependencies from
polyglossia, but because of restrictions to my ascii container, I avoid inserting advanced characters such as greek characters. If I am to stop using
textgreek I will lose my ability to insert an alpha using
\textalpha type codings.
I have read through the
polyglossia documentation, and from what I can tell, it is designed to use characters in the container, not coded.
So what is the best way to recode these symbols myself?
My experience is that any attempt to use \alpha will require a math mode encapsulation, which is what I was trying to avoid.
Also, since characters can be declared in
newcommand what character map or encoding set can I use to define new characters for use with
polyglossia ensuring they will still be recognized as a greek family?