# Problem with enumeration using greek letters

So this is my code:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[label=(\let\textdexiakeraia\relax\alph*)]
\item 1
\item 2
\item 3
\item 4
\item 5
\item 6
\item 7
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}


The outcome is this:

That weird symbol in line 6 is probably supposed to be (στ). What I really want as an outcome is this:

Any ideas?

• If this is a one-off, the easy thing to do would be \stepcounter{enumi} before item 6. But are you looking for a more robust solution? Also, could you turn your example into something more complete by including everything we'd need to compile? – Teepeemm Dec 5 '16 at 17:19
• I just added the packages – Yhprums Dec 5 '16 at 18:08
• Perhaps you want to try out this answer? – Henri Menke Dec 5 '16 at 18:08
• I want to do it without a loop. – Yhprums Dec 5 '16 at 18:11
• Given that the standard numbering has a stigma for six (sometimes rendered as “στ”, will your readers interpret ζ like six or seven? – egreg Dec 5 '16 at 18:24

With moreenum and [label=(\greek*)] you should get what you want:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{moreenum}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[label=(\greek*)]
\item 1
\item 2
\item 3
\item 4
\item 5
\item 6
\item 7
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}

• Cool but the package gets capital $\eta$ wrong - should be (uppercase/lowercase) Η/η whereas it gives the capitalization as "E", duplicating $\Eplison$. – Joe Corneli Dec 12 '18 at 16:51

The \alph counter style uses the old fashioned Greek alphabetic numbering.

You can define your own \greekalph macro:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}

\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{multicol} % just for the example

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\greekalph}[1]{\expandafter\@greekalph\csname c@#1\endcsname}
\newcommand{\@greekalph}[1]{%
\ifcase#1\or
\textalpha\or\textbeta\or\textgamma\or\textdelta\or\textepsilon\or
\textzeta\or\texteta\or\texttheta\or\textiota\or\textkappa\or
\textlambda\or\textmu\or\textnu\or\textxi\or\textomicron\or\textpi\or
\textrho\or\textsigma\or\texttau\or\textupsilon\or\textphi\or
\textchi\or\textpsi\or\textomega\else\@ctrerr\fi
}
\makeatother

\AtBeginDocument{\renewcommand{\textstigma}{\textsigma\texttau}}% no stigma

\begin{document}

\begin{multicols}{2}
\begin{enumerate}[label=(\let\textdexiakeraia\relax\alph*)]
\item 1
\item 2
\item 3
\item 4
\item 5
\item 6
\item 7
\item 8
\item 9
\item 10
\item 11
\item 12
\item 13
\item 14
\item 15
\end{enumerate}

\begin{enumerate}[label=(\greekalph*)]
\item 1
\item 2
\item 3
\item 4
\item 5
\item 6
\item 7
\item 8
\item 9
\item 10
\item 11
\item 12
\item 13
\item 14
\item 15
\end{enumerate}

\end{multicols}

\end{document}