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I have researched various answers but I can't seem to be able to answer mine. I am trying to compile greek for the first time in LaTeX and therefore tried to experiment with this very simple code:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[greek,english]{babel}
\usepackage[iso-8859-7]{inputenc}

\begin{document}
    \textgreek{Γειά!}
\end{document}

When I press compile, the compiler simply nevers returns. It just compiles forever. When I remove the command:

\textgreek

and place my text in the code plainly, I am getting errors about letters (i.e. \textGamma or \textepsilon) unavailable in encoding OT1.

I am using TexStudio as editor with MiKTeX.

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    Are you sure your document is saved in iso-8859-7 encoding? Perhaps \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} can solve the issue. – egreg Oct 31 '16 at 18:19
  • Unfortunatelly the problem persists, compiler never returns. – Iosif Lazaridis Oct 31 '16 at 20:32
  • You mean, after changing inputenc to utf8? You sure you have the Greek fonts installed? BTW, amsmath may not be required for the MWE. – texnezio Oct 31 '16 at 21:59
  • MiKTeX isn't a LaTeX package. Do you mean that you have a basic installation of TeX installed using the MiKTeX package manager? I don't use MiKTeX, so I don't know if this makes sense or not. If you remove the Greek and put 'Hello World!' instead, does the document compile then? – cfr Nov 1 '16 at 4:25
  • @cfr This was very enlightening! This is what I ment, I did't realise MiKTex is a package manager and yes the document compiles normally. – Iosif Lazaridis Nov 1 '16 at 8:25

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