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I want to create a document that includes Greek letters using \[utf8]inputenc, and so far my attempts to do that have failed. My question is how to do that? I recently switched from using Latex on Ubuntu to Windows, using Miktex. On Ubuntu, I did not run into this problem.

I have tried a couple of different approaches, including:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[greek, english]{babel} 
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} 
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}

\textgreek{φύσις} 

\end{document}

And this, based on an answer to this question: How to typeset greek letters

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\newcommand{\textgreek}[1]{\begingroup\fontencoding{LGR}\selectfont#1\endgroup}

\begin{document}
\textgreek{φύσις}
\end{document}

My own, original approach, when using Ubuntu, was this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel} 
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} 
\usepackage[LGR, T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}
    \greektext{ῶον πολιτικὸν}
\end{document}

This last one used to work, but I cannot confirm it as I no longer have access to a Linux distribution.

When compiling, I get errors such as this one:

! Package inputenc Error: Unicode character θ (U+03B8)
(inputenc)                not set up for use with LaTeX.

See the inputenc package documentation for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.

And I get these errors for what seems to be all Greek characters. I have tried a number of them. The above is just an example.

I have tried compiling using both TexStudio and TexMaker, both using utf8 as default encoding. The results are the same.

If I change \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} to \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}, the document compiles correctly. But I do not want to use [utf8x] following recommendations to avoid it.

I am using pdflatex and I don't want to use luatex or xetex.

I am using MiKTeX: 2.9.7140 and all my packages are updated.

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