I want to include just a few words and letters in cyrillic in a mostly english text. For instance, I would like to write the name "Aleksandrov" in cyrillic characters. I did not find a simple way to do this and I would be grateful for some help on this matter.


You can use the babel package and switch to a foreign language in between your normal English text:





\foreignlanguage{russian}{Видимое свечение чистых жидкостей под действием $\gamma$-радиации}



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For very small Russian inserts, using the OT2 encoding might be useful because it has an easy transliteration system

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The table is from an article of mine published on ArsTeXnica

Here's how to get a few names:



\DeclareRobustCommand{\rn}[1]{% russian name






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  • Thank you very much for your simple and efficient answer. – Bazin Nov 15 '18 at 11:05

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