# How to change the caption “Table” to a greek word?

I want to change the caption "Table" to "Πίνακας". So, the greek word is "Πίνακας". I have tried many commands but nothing works.

I have also tried with the package babel but it does not work.

When I use \renewcommand{\tablename}{Πίνακας} the result is:

\begin{longtable}{c c c c | c c c c}
\caption{\textit{Upper bounds on M with q=3}} \\ [-2ex]
\hline
Sr no. & \textit{N} & \textit{M} & \textit{E(f$_{NOD}$)}& Sr no. & \textit{N} & \textit{M} & \textit{E(f$_{NOD}$)}\\
\hline
1        &6    &5    &2   &17       &54   &25     &0\\
2        &9    &4    &0   &18       &57   &29     &2\\
3       &12    &7    &2   &19       &60   &31     &2\\
4       &15    &8    &2   &20      &63   &31     &0\\
5       &18    &7    &0   &21       &66   &34     &2\\
6       &21   &11    &2   &22       &69   &35     &2\\
7       &24   &13    &2   &23      &72   &34     &0\\
8       &27   &13    &0   &24       &75   &38     &2\\
9      &30   &16    &2   &25       &78   &40     &2\\
10       &33   &17    &2   &26       &81   &40     &0\\
11       &36   &16    &0   &27       &84   &43     &2\\
12       &39   &20    &2   &28       &87   &44     &2\\
13       &42   &22    &2   &29       &90   &43     &0\\
14       &45   &22    &0   &30       &93   &47     &2\\
15      &48   &25    &2   &31       &96   &49     &2 \\
16     &51  &26    &2   &32       &99   &49     &0\\
\hline
\end{longtable}


When I use \renewcommand{\tablename}{ΠΙΝΑΚΑΣ} the result is:

I think that the problem is about lowercase and uppercase.

Does anyone know how to fix it?

Thank you!

• Could you please provide the code which produces your first image as a minimal working example? Which packages do you use for that, which documentclass? Do you use LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX? – Skillmon Jun 28 '17 at 11:58
• For the future: When you insert a code block don't use the high ticks to mark it (that is inline code), but mark the whole block (using your mouse) and hit the {}-like icon in the editor, that marks it as code (or start every line with 4 spaces). Also: The code you have provided is not a MWE. A MWE begins at \documentclass and ends at \end{document} and loads every package which is necessary to make it compilable. – Skillmon Jun 28 '17 at 12:07
• My document class is harvard-thesis. I use LaTex. – Vassilis Chasiotis Jun 28 '17 at 12:32
• Sorry, but without a pointer to the class you are using, together with a minimal example of code, it's impossible to guess what's going wrong. – egreg Jun 28 '17 at 14:19

For me the following works:

\documentclass[]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{longtable}

\usepackage[main=english,greek]{babel}

\renewcommand*{\tablename}{\textbf{\foreignlanguage{greek}{Πίνακας}}}%
}

\begin{document}
\begin{table}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{cc}
test&test
\end{tabular}
\caption{test}
\label{tab:test}
\end{table}
\begin{longtable}{c c c c | c c c c}
\caption{\textit{Upper bounds on M with q=3}} \\ [-2ex]
\hline
Sr no. & \textit{N} & \textit{M} & \textit{E(f$_{NOD}$)}& Sr no. & \textit{N} & \textit{M} & \textit{E(f$_{NOD}$)}\\
\hline
1        &6    &5    &2   &17       &54   &25     &0\\
2        &9    &4    &0   &18       &57   &29     &2\\
3       &12    &7    &2   &19       &60   &31     &2\\
4       &15    &8    &2   &20      &63   &31     &0\\
5       &18    &7    &0   &21       &66   &34     &2\\
6       &21   &11    &2   &22       &69   &35     &2\\
7       &24   &13    &2   &23      &72   &34     &0\\
8       &27   &13    &0   &24       &75   &38     &2\\
9      &30   &16    &2   &25       &78   &40     &2\\
10       &33   &17    &2   &26       &81   &40     &0\\
11       &36   &16    &0   &27       &84   &43     &2\\
12       &39   &20    &2   &28       &87   &44     &2\\
13       &42   &22    &2   &29       &90   &43     &0\\
14       &45   &22    &0   &30       &93   &47     &2\\
15      &48   &25    &2   &31       &96   &49     &2 \\
16     &51  &26    &2   &32       &99   &49     &0\\
\hline
\end{longtable}
\end{document}


• It is still not working on me! The result is the same as the second picture in my question! – Vassilis Chasiotis Jun 28 '17 at 12:26
• Do you have any idea why it does not work on me? – Vassilis Chasiotis Jun 28 '17 at 13:00
• @VassilisChasiotis do you compile it with pdflatex? – Michael Fraiman Jun 28 '17 at 13:35
• No @MichaelFraiman. I complile it with xeLaTex. – Vassilis Chasiotis Jun 28 '17 at 13:44
• @MichaelFraiman when I compile it with pdfLaTex the log is: * XeTeX is required to compile this document. \RequireXeTeX – Vassilis Chasiotis Jun 28 '17 at 13:51

As the OP mentioned, s/he uses XeLaTeX, so a solution using polyglossia package is the following (based on the answer by @Skillmon).

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{longtable}

%\usepackage[main=english,greek]{babel}

\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainlanguage{english}
\setmainfont{Times New Roman}
\newfontfamily\greekfont{Times New Roman}

\renewcommand*{\tablename}{\textbf{Πίνακας}}%
}

\begin{document}
\begin{table}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{cc}
test&test
\end{tabular}
\caption{test}
\label{tab:test}
\end{table}
\begin{longtable}{c c c c | c c c c}
\caption{\textit{Upper bounds on M with q=3}} \\ [-2ex]
\hline
Sr no. & \textit{N} & \textit{M} & \textit{E(f$_{NOD}$)}& Sr no. & \textit{N} & \textit{M} & \textit{E(f$_{NOD}$)}\\
\hline
1        &6    &5    &2   &17       &54   &25     &0\\
2        &9    &4    &0   &18       &57   &29     &2\\
3       &12    &7    &2   &19       &60   &31     &2\\
4       &15    &8    &2   &20      &63   &31     &0\\
5       &18    &7    &0   &21       &66   &34     &2\\
6       &21   &11    &2   &22       &69   &35     &2\\
7       &24   &13    &2   &23      &72   &34     &0\\
8       &27   &13    &0   &24       &75   &38     &2\\
9      &30   &16    &2   &25       &78   &40     &2\\
10       &33   &17    &2   &26       &81   &40     &0\\
11       &36   &16    &0   &27       &84   &43     &2\\
12       &39   &20    &2   &28       &87   &44     &2\\
13       &42   &22    &2   &29       &90   &43     &0\\
14       &45   &22    &0   &30       &93   &47     &2\\
15      &48   &25    &2   &31       &96   &49     &2 \\
16     &51  &26    &2   &32       &99   &49     &0\\
\hline
\end{longtable}
\end{document}

• I cannot understand what I am doing wrong, but it does not work! The result is just the first letter ( Π ), but not the whole word (Πίνακας). Note that the file is compiled without errors. – Vassilis Chasiotis Jun 28 '17 at 14:11
• Have you tried this code in a separate file? – Michael Fraiman Jun 28 '17 at 14:14
• I am using the harvard-thesis for my PhD thesis. You can download it here: sharelatex.com/templates/thesis/harvard-phd – Vassilis Chasiotis Jun 28 '17 at 14:21
• @VassilisChasiotis does changing the class in my code result in such beaviour? – Michael Fraiman Jun 28 '17 at 14:23