I use MikTeX 2.8. I want to install the greek fonts "GFS neohellenic". I open the MikTeX package manager, I type GFS neohellenic but nothing similar is found.

I downloaded the fonts from http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/pages/en_typefaces20th.html

I searched through the net for similar issues but nothing seem to be the proper one.

How can I get them to work on windows?

P.S.:I use TeXNiC CenteR

2 Answers 2


Just install the font on your computer (e.g. C:\windows\fonts) and compile the .tex file with xelatex. The following is an example..


\setmainfont{GFS neohellenic}


asdf hjkl

  • Thank's a lot for your answer. I used the aforementioned code, however it's not working. I get ~400 errors. When I try to see what is wrong TXC opens a .mf file and I heve no idea what is going on, whatsoever...Let alone, it takes about to minutes to build it...
    – Thanos
    Mar 27, 2012 at 13:17
  • That's strange! I just compiled it on Texnic centre and it works. Have you configured texnic centre to work with xelatex? If not, see [here] (latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=731). Also, please compile the above code and paste the first few errors here.
    – caveman
    Mar 27, 2012 at 13:35
  • Just out of curiosity.. have you otherwise successfully compiled a normal .tex file with standard font in Greek on Texnic centre? I have a feeling that texnic doesn't support UNICODE. I could suggest you texmaker.. it works like a charm!
    – caveman
    Mar 27, 2012 at 13:40
  • I have been using the package kerkis with TXC or the default babel. Greek letters are indeed suported by TXC. The first build says XeTeX is required to compile that document. I see... I tried to build a new profile... I have a question: What am I supposed to write on "Command line arguments to pass to the compiler"?
    – Thanos
    Mar 27, 2012 at 13:54
  • You can just choose the first option, main file's full path, as long as you don't have made some unconventional changes to your file. The code is %pm
    – caveman
    Mar 27, 2012 at 14:04

These are OpenType (OTF) fonts. Install them in your windows system font folder and use them with xelatex/lualatex + the fontspec package.

  • How am I going to do it? I don;t have xelatex/lualatex. I use LaTeX and TXC...
    – Thanos
    Mar 27, 2012 at 12:28
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    @Thanos: You have xelatex. It is part of miktex 2.8. Lualatex is in miktex 2.9. Mar 27, 2012 at 12:43
  • I see...How am I going to use it? What am I suppossed to do to make it work?Thanks for your time!
    – Thanos
    Mar 27, 2012 at 12:51
  • Use it instead of latex. And if you search the site here you will find a lot example documents. Mar 27, 2012 at 12:56

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