# [OS X TeX] Cyrillic in Latex!

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Sat May 21 21:29:25 CEST 2011

On May 21, 2011, at 2:15 PM, Jada Watson wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Sorry to bother everyone on a weekend, but I've stumbled on an issue that I need some help with!
>
> I have searched online for inputting cyrillic text, and none of the coding options I have found work for me - I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, or not, but nothing works!
>
> To provide some context: the document is in French, but there are a few spots where my boss has used cyrillic in brackets to show how a composer's name is written in Russian. So it's not the entire document, just a few words in the document.
>
> Does anyone know how I can fix this??
>
>
> Thank you!
>

This works for me (apologies if it is too large a sample)

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T2A]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[russian,english]{babel}
\begin{document}

\selectlanguage{english}

\textbf{Verbs of motion, continued}\\

\hspace*{1.55in}\emph{uni} \hspace*{2.65in}\emph{multi}
\selectlanguage{russian}
\begin{center}
брест\textbf{и}, брод\textbf{и}ть
\selectlanguage{english}
to roam, wander (\emph{501 Russian Verbs}, p.\,15)
\selectlanguage{russian}
\end{center}
\vspace*{-0.25in}
\begin{tabbing}
\hspace*{1.2in}\=\hspace*{1in}\=\hspace{30ex}\=\hspace*{1in}\=\kill
\>бред\textbf{у}\>бред\textbf{ё}м \>брож\textbf{у} \>бр\textbf{о}дим \\
\>бред\textbf{ё}шь\>бред\textbf{ё}те \>бр\textbf{о}дишь \>бр\textbf{о}дите \\
\>бред\textbf{ё}т\>бред\textbf{у}т \>бр\textbf{о}дит \>бр\textbf{о}дят \\
\end{tabbing}
\vspace*{-0.35in}
\hspace*{1.1in}бр\textbf{ё}л, брел\textbf{а}, $\sim$л\textbf{о}, $\sim$л\textbf{и} \hspace*{21ex}брод\textbf{и}л, $\sim$ла, $\sim$ло, $\sim$ли
\end{document}

I think it's important that the document be saved as UTF-8; and I also use the Cyrillic keyboard to type the Cyrillic characters (from the Apple System Preferences; Language and Text; and you can choose any of two or three Cyrillic layouts.)

David Derbes
U of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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