I try to use LaTeX writing paper Greek and English text, without using separate commands for Greek or English (like: \begin{otherlanguage}{greek}), but using both Greek and Latin characters under the same command.

I found the auto-greek package but I did't manage to install it on my macbook.


Note that I have every font that supports Greek and Latin characters!

  • 3
    You need to tell LaTeX that the language changes, how else will LaTeX know how to hyphenate? – Johannes_B Jan 28 '16 at 8:13
  • Related, at least: latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27015 – Johannes_B Jan 28 '16 at 8:23
  • @Johannes_B What the auto-greek package seems to use is a combined set of (probably American) English hyphenation patterns and Greek ones. I guess this works because the languages don't share a common script. – cfr Apr 27 '16 at 20:46

Use can write Greek directly with the alphabeta package.

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

\begin {document}

Text in Greek: τίνι ἢ  γὰρ, ἄμφω

\end {document}

The easiest way might be using XeLaTeX like in this answer by Bernhard. I will just copy his MWE (use UTF-8 as character encoding when saving this as a new file):

\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}


 Pythagoras and Euclid

 Πυθαγόρας και Ευκλείδης.


You can adjust the used font with \setmainfont{font} (keep in mind that this will use your system's ttf or otf-fonts not the ordinary LaTeX ones.


For me, the following solution is working:

\usepackage[polutonikogreek, english]{babel}

Philosophische Anthropologie\\
\textbf{Die Lehre (\bcode{lo/gos}) vom ,,Menschen'' (\bcode {a)/ntropos})}.  
Urspr"ungleich wollte man den Menschen als ,,Maschine'', wie ein Uhrwerk
betrachten     und erkl"aren, Kant versuchte, die Anthropologie zu einer 
ordentlichen" Disziplin     zu 

I have the Mac OSX and installed texlive-latex with Port.

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