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{greek} is about the proper displaying of Greek letters and the Greek language in general using (La)TeX.

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Upright Greek font fitting to Computer Modern

I'm looking for an upright Greek font for single Greek characters (like "β-decay" or "µ-metal") which fits to the default CM/latin style, i.e. the upright version of the default italic math mode Greek ...
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How to typeset greek letters

I want to write a sentence like "physics (from ancient greek φύσις)". But I don't know how to typeset the character "ύ" properly. Also I am not sure, if it is a good idea simply to use math-mode here ...
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Upright Greek letters in text mode (not upgreek)

How do I type upright Greek letters? I have tried upgreek but it uses specific fonts (Euler or Adobe Symbol). I want to use the upright Greek letters in the actual font being used. I'm thinking of ...
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Getting started with Greek and Hebrew in LuaLaTeX

I am typesetting a 17th century English theological document that uses a smattering of Greek and Hebrew. I am using LuaLaTeX with TeXShop on the Mac. Is LuaLaTeX up to the task? If so what are the ...
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Perfect example document (template) for English, Greek and Hebrew (XeLaTeX)

EDIT 2 (23-2-2017): Changed the title and added that the example file in this post specifically works with XeLaTeX. EDIT 1 (20-2-2017): Due to cfr's request, I have added a file. This is not the ...
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Blackboard bold variants for Greek letters

It is common (or it used to be) to use a blackboard-bold variant of \mu to denote roots of unity in some mathematical papers. However, despite searching (several times, periodically over several ...
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Force upright Greek letters with isomath

The isomath package makes it possible to typeset upright Greek letters via \mathrm and \mathbf. Is it it possible to force all Greek letters to be typeset upright unless specified otherwise, e.g. to ...
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Greek pdf bookmarks

I am puzzled with sections titled with Greek characters. They do appear in the pdf's Content list, though not correctly. For example, in my thesis--written in English with LyX, based on the KOMA-...
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Error in fontspec

(my first question here) I'm using xelatex to compile this code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} %This is a Greek text ``Ελλάδα'' text \end{document} and receive this ...
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Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations?

For example: \begin{equation} \delta % ok \Delta % ok \epsilon % ok \Epsilon % error \end{equation}
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Greek numbering

I wish to use numbering like 1\alpha, 1\beta,... in some subequations. I know that this is obtainable by redefining the \theequation like the following (which gives lower-case Roman numerals, 1.i, 1....
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XeLaTeX with polyglossia and Greek

I'm struggling a lot with XeLaTeX and polyglossia. Somehow the font selection doesn't seem to work as I would expect it (and as the error messages suggest). Please consider the following example: \...
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how can we write in Greek with computer modern font

How can we write Greek documents (i.e. in the Greek language) having the computer modern font? What code do we have to write? I'd like to note that I don't want to include some Greek letters, but I'd ...
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A Whole List of Math Fonts for Greek Letters in LaTeX?

Different people like different styles, and so it maybe useful to list all the math fonts for greek letters in latex. So far as I know, there are some math fonts for greek letters as follows for which ...
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Fonts for PolyTonic Greek

I am using XeLaTeX with the fontspec package for Polytonic Greek character support (Unicode solutions only, no hacks). The default font doesn't display most of the desired characters, but I like the ...
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Problem with inserting the symbols \times and \omega when using arabi package

Is it impossible to insert the mathematical symbol \times when using the arabi package? After compiling A\times B it becomes AB and the sign \times disappears See the example below. \...
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Problem with enumeration using greek letters

So this is my code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[...
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Use of Greek language without \textlatin{} \textgreek{} each word [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis in Latex,using the babel library \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} But using \textlatin and \textgreek in every word is very frustrating. I tried using polyglosia library \...
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siunitx: µ doesn't work

I'm using TeXnicCenter for Windows (7) and I'm a bloody beginner in everything that concerns LaTeX. I'm using the siunitx package for mathematical formulas and it works just fine... with one exception....
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Ancient Greek hyphenation in LuaLaTeX

Can anybody tell me the current state of hyphenation patterns in LuaLaTeX, especially with regard to Ancient Greek? I searched here on tex.sx and on the web. There are many mailing lists discussing ...
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Mirror greek symbol in math environment

I need a mirrored symbol \Gamma. Is it posible? I can't find this symbol and I do not know a way to mirror the symbol. I use unicode math.
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Define particle names to use upright greek letters in math mode

Currently I have my electron neutrino & beta particle marco defined as \newcommand{\eneutrino}{\ensuremath{\nu_e}} \newcommand{\belectron}{\ensuremath{\beta^{-}}} \newcommand{\bpositron}{\...
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horizontal alignment of dot over hat over bold greek letter!

For some strange reason, this: \hat{\dot{\bm{\phi}}} prints the dot and the hat slightly off the left of the phi letter. Any ideas if this can be fixed? thanks. Using bm package for bold symbols.
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Sans serif upright greek in math mode

I need to write a document with the Helvetica font and found sansmathfonts to be good matching counterpart for math, but I'm open for other suggestions. Now I'm really struggling to get sans serif ...
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Greek handwriting font with math and (optional) TikZ support

I have been searching for several days for a handwriting font in LaTeX which is capable of: supporting greek language - either babel+inputenc or babel+utf8 or any possible combination; supporting ...
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Is there a package that allows me to write Greek letters without anything else?

Just a package that allows me to write something like προσθαφαίρεσις without needing to do the annoying \pi \rho ...etc. Surely it should be supported - I imagine there are Greek and Russian (Cyrillic)...
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polutonikogreek with lmodern 12pt

Within a document in ngerman or english, I'd like to have some Greek text using babel's polutonikogreek. It seems there are two options for including greek text: \textgreek{mikra'iti mouse~ion} ...
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Blackboard bold greek letters

I have the need to use greek blackboard bold letters and for this reason I checked this question and solved the package superposition problem thanks to the answer on this other question. The problem ...
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Upright bold greek with condition in math mode

Good day! I googled the whole stackechange, but was not able to find the answer. I'm quite new to Latex, so my approach is not proper. I try to define a macro, that should format greek letter as ...
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Writing Greek text [duplicate]

I am trying to compile some Greek text in PDF. I get it compiled using babel package, but text in Greek renders as complete gibberish. Only if I write Latin text does it convert it into Greek letters, ...
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Adjust custom made upright greek letters when used in subscripts

I really like how Steven is generating upright greek letters in his answer: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \newsavebox{\foobox} \newcommand{\slantbox}[2][0]{\mbox{% \sbox{\foobox}{#2}% ...
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How to type greek in LaTeX environment?

I'm Greek. I want to be able to type various sentences and phrases in greek in TexMaker preferably. Is there a way to do so, by installing additional packages, or configuring those already installed ...
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Unusual sorting of greek letters and math mode symbols when using glossaries package

I'm using the glossaries package to create a list of symbols and a list of abbreviations, but I am encountering two issues: The list of symbols produced is in a strange order (see image below) i.e. $/...
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A particular big Delta

I would like to insert the below mathematical symbol, it looks like a big Delta but different. Is there command to obtain a similar shape?
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tilde over a symbol Phi

Please suggest me a way to put tilde over a symbol phi. I can easily put it over a letter but coming to the case of symbols, it is giving problems. Thanks in advance.
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Why LaTeX uses upright uppercase Greek letters by default in math mode?

Why upper-case Greek letters are typeset in upright font, i.e., \mathrm? While at the same time, some upper-case Greek letters those are also Latin Letters ,e.g., A for $\Alpha$, B for $\Beta$, are ...
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Which package includes \Rho? (Big rho) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations? I want to use the big rho (\Rho) in my document but can not find a package which ...
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How to write capital alpha?

Unfortunately, the command \Alpha does not produce capital version of \alpha (as one might expect in analogy with how, say, \Pi produces capital \pi). It so happens that the capital alpha looks rather ...
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How to write greek letters in BibTeX entry?

I'm a LyX user. I have an article title with the following text: β-glucosidase I have this entry in BibTeX so I tried to type \beta-glucosidase or {\beta}-glucosidase but they don't work. I tried ...
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How to switch to upright greek in math mode?

I use libertine and newtxmath font packages, they provide upright greek letters. However, there is no way to conveniently swith between italic and upright greek letters. I need a command, simillar to ...
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Specifying a different font for polytonic Greek in pdfTeX with Babel

I am writing my master’s thesis with the ulthese class, which is now part of MiKTeX and TeX Live. This class is based on memoir and is fairly flexible, but assumes the use of pdfTeX and sets the font ...
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Does polyglossia with LuaLaTeX hyphenate greek text?

Is there a way to tell polyglossia to hyphenate a Greek text when run with LuaLaTeX? I tried quite a lot (greek as defaultlanguage, as backgroundlanguage, as otherlanguage, with german, with english, ...
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How to make italic greek letter \lambda

I need italic and non-italic \lambda in the same document. Since the \mathit{\lambda} does not work, I got idea to simulate italic by changing fonts (Times New Roman for italic lambda, and Latin ...
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Greek and Latin letters in verbatim

I want to write a code snippet where the commands are in greek and variables are in latin. I use the verbatim command but automatically the latin characters are translated to their greek equivalent. I ...
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How does one get the MinionPro \qoppa?

Since I have switched to the 2014 texlive, one issue is not working: the character \qoppa. The command is defined in polutonikogreek in babel. It is an archaic greek letter, but was used also in ...
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Why can't my build produce certain Greek symbols?

I'm trying to use the β character in a LaTeX document, but the output PDF never shows it. I am building with xelatex. From the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,...
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Greek pdf-bookmarks with greektex package; is it possible?

I am using TeX Live and also, package greektex. In order for greektex to work I must use iso-8859-7 encoding. I was wondering if with these settings there is a way to produce pdf bookmarks in Greek (...
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The Greek letters in my document are appearing as semicolons. Why?

Using a solution provided by @egreg, I am experiencing some strange output when using the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[greek,english]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Bad Character code (256)/ \select@language{greek}

I was trying to install minted package in TeXLive. I installed it and then run sudo tlmgr update --all. It was running slow so I stopped it using Ctrl+Z in an ubuntu terminal and then I run sudo tlmgr ...
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Problems with acro package and greek babel?

Well, I need to create an acronym list in my thesis, I was using the acronympackage before for that. Since I updated several package and my old preamble had too much error, I decided to create another ...
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