I am creating a presentation with Beamer and I just noticed that the date on the title page is broken. Wherever I write \date, the result is: enter image description here

It doesn't matter whether I compile it with Latex, XeLaTeX or LuaLaTex. I am already using a variety of packages. This is a small working example:

\usepackage{listings}% http://ctan.org/pkg/listings
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathreplacing,positioning, arrows.meta}




My output is: enter image description here

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    Don't show only a header but a small but complete example. That makes it much easier to test solutions. – Ulrike Fischer Jan 24 at 10:48
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    If I comment out \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} and compile the example code using PDFLaTeX, I get: i.stack.imgur.com/XxUnM.png – leandriis Jan 24 at 11:05
  • If I then also comment out \usepackage[greek]{babel}} the date is shown correctly. – David Jan 24 at 11:59

Seems you are trying to create a Greek document.

So, the correct settings are:




  • Is \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} really needed? I suppose, that OP have no to old LaTeX installation, where this is default encoding. Or is beamer exception in this? – Zarko Jan 24 at 14:24
  • If I only modify these two commands, the hole title page is in Greek. – David Jan 24 at 15:46
  • Try \usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc} if you want english to be your basic language (also, use \usepackage[greek,english]{babel} ) – koleygr Jan 24 at 16:02

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