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I'm really new with Tex and need to write a report in Greek. For my references (both in Greek and Latin characters) I use the APA style:

\usepackage{apacite}
...
\bibliographystyle{apacite} 

After using Kile and XeLatex to produce the pdf file I get all my references in Latin characters correct. However the first name of the author in Greek is not displayed. Instead I get a rectangle...

Here is a sample .tex file:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{xltxtra}
\usepackage{xgreek}
\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{GFS Didot}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{apacite}
\usepackage[greek, english]{babel}
\usepackage{ucs}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\newcommand{\en}{\selectlanguage{english}}
\newcommand{\gr}{\selectlanguage{greek}}
\usepackage[
top    = 2.75cm,
bottom = 2.50cm,
left   = 3.00cm,
right  = 2.50cm]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\gr
\section{Εννοιολογικές διασαφηνίσεις}
Μπλα μπλα Μπλα \cite{Kap08} μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα       

\bibliographystyle{apacite} 
\bibliography{thesis} 

\end{document}

And here is thesis.bib with two references: one using Greek and one using Latin characters.

@book{Kap08,
year = 2008,
author = "Καπαχτσή, Β.", 
title = "Η αξιολόγηση του έργου του εκπαιδευτικού",
publisher = "{Αφοι Κυριακίδη Α.Ε.}",
address = "Αθήνα"
}

@Book{Hoy01,
Year = 2001,
Author = "Hoy, W. K., and Miske, C. G.",
Title = "Educational administration. Theory, research and practice         (6th ed.)",
Publisher = "{McGraw - Hill, Inc}",
Address = "New York"
}

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I guess I must not be using properly the fonts packages, however everything I tried did not solve my problem.

Thank you in advance for your kind support!

  • 1
    You shouldn't use bibtex/apacite along with utf8 and xelatex. bibtex can't handle utf8 and funny things can happen. Use better biblatex and biber. Beside this don't use ucs + inputenc with xelatex. – Ulrike Fischer Dec 20 '15 at 22:23
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With biblatex/biberand a utf8-encoded .bib file, it compiles fine. I modified your code to adapt it tobiblatex(-apa) and removed the files that are incompatible with xelatex:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{xltxtra}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{xgreek}
\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{GFS Didot}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage[backend=biber, style=apa]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{greekbiblio.bib}
\usepackage[greek, english]{babel}
\usepackage[autostyle]{csquotes}
\DeclareLanguageMapping{greek}{greek-apa}
\newcommand{\en}{\selectlanguage{english}}
\newcommand{\gr}{\selectlanguage{greek}}
\usepackage[
top = 2.75cm,
bottom = 2.50cm,
left = 3.00cm,
right = 2.50cm]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\gr
\section{Εννοιολογικές διασαφηνίσεις}
Μπλα μπλα Μπλα \cite{Kap08} μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα

\nocite{*}
\printbibliography

\end{document} 

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  • I am really grateful for your answer and kind support. You have solved my problem! – Theodore Goutas Dec 21 '15 at 6:52
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Remove the calls to ucs and inputenc, which only do damage with XeLaTeX. Also xltxtra is not needed and should be replaced by fontspec.

You can trick BibTeX into thinking that the initial is a capital beta with a workaround. However, sorting will be essentially arbitrary. It wouldn't matter only if the references are in order of appearance.

Here I use the filecontents environment just to make the example self-contained. Just fix your thesis.bbl file.

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@book{Kap08,
year = 2008,
author = "Καπαχτσή, {\relax Β}.", 
title = "Η αξιολόγηση του έργου του εκπαιδευτικού",
publisher = "{Αφοι Κυριακίδη Α.Ε.}",
address = "Αθήνα"
}

@Book{Hoy01,
Year = 2001,
Author = "Hoy, W. K., and Miske, C. G.",
Title = "Educational administration. Theory, research and practice         (6th ed.)",
Publisher = "{McGraw - Hill, Inc}",
Address = "New York"
}
\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{xgreek}
\setmainfont{GFS Didot}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{apacite}
\usepackage[greek, english]{babel}
\newcommand{\en}{\selectlanguage{english}}
\newcommand{\gr}{\selectlanguage{greek}}
\usepackage[
top    = 2.75cm,
bottom = 2.50cm,
left   = 3.00cm,
right  = 2.50cm]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\gr
\section{Εννοιολογικές διασαφηνίσεις}
Μπλα μπλα Μπλα \cite{Kap08} μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα μπλα Μπλα

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}

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