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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with greek letters in Computer Modern Unicode

I've tried to use Computer Modern Unicode (version 0.7.0) with XeLaTeX to write greek letters. However, using the following code in TeXLive 2012 or 2014, the shapes of "βγλθωχ" seem different with ...
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‘β’ using Latin Modern fonts

I’m typesetting a text with some math and Greek letters. LaTeX handles Greek letters just fine in math mode but I can’t get it to display the character ‘β’ using either direct input or the \b macro ...
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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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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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Use smart greek letters recognizing \mathrm with mathastext-package

This is another follow-up question to this one with @wipet's great answer on how to create "smart greek letters" which in math mode are normally italic, but recognize the \mathrm command to become ...
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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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lgrxenc.def not nound

Yesterday I've finally reinstalled my TeXLive to the version of 2014. While compiling, I have the following error: fontec.sty Package fontenc Error: Encoding file `lgrxenc.def' not found \...
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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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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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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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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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Upright small greek via newtxmath without replacing the math font

I am trying to conform to the International Standard ISO 80000-2. The isomath package does a nice job, but it does not solve the problem of the missing upright/roman small Greek letters, needed for pi,...
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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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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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Greek and Hebrew in a single pdflatex babel document

The following creates a perfect english document with some greek letters: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[polutonikogreek,english]{babel} \...
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spaces in font names

I have an updated TeX Live distribution. Following Fonts for PolyTonic Greek I copied the code exactly: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} \...
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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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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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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 use Greek letters (in a presentation)

I would like to include the following line from Wikipedia in a presentation: στεγανός steganós ‚bedeckt‘ und γράφειν gráphein ‚schreiben‘ But I am unable to convince pdflatex to include the greek ...
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Get font Alegreya working with greek letters

Is there a way to substitute greek letters -- which are not available in Alegreya -- automatically with greek letters from another font? I am aware of a solution to put all greek letters into a macro ...
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Greek Text (babel) and English Code Text (listings): Problem

I use the babel package in order to write in greek with font "kerkis". I want to add code in english ("courier new" font) to my latex document but I get some difficulties. Can anybody help me, ...
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moderncv and babel greek cause “Missing \endcsname…” error

I am trying to create my CV by using Overleaf: %% start of file `template.tex'. %% Copyright 2006-2013 Xavier Danaux (xdanaux@gmail.com). % % This work may be distributed and/or modified under the % ...
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How to type a circumflex over a greek letter in text mode?

I am trying to type a circumflex over a Greek letter in \chapter. In particular, I'm using this package: \usepackage{textgreek} However, if I write \^{\textPi} I get this result: while I want the ...