# [OS X TeX] Simple Cyrillic Example

juan tolosa juantolo at me.com
Sun Feb 22 03:55:30 CET 2015

I use the "standard transliteration" of Russian, with the \cyr command.
Here is an example in plain TeX;
I can try and convert it to LaTeX, if you need:

\input cyracc.def
\newfam\cyrfam

\font\tencyr=wncyr10
\def\cyr{\tencyr\cyracc}  %USUAL ROMAN CYRILLIC

{\cyr Privet!}
Which means hi!''.
%

\bye

On Feb 21, 2015, at 9:46 PM, Robert Love <rblove_lists at comcast.net> wrote:

> I would love to see a simple example of Russian text working.   My goal is to make a simple list of Russian technical terms with the english definition beside it but getting any cyrillic to show is just not working.  My first attempt looks like this:
>
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc}
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> \usepackage[russian,english]{babel}
>
> \begin{document}
> The word for word is \foreignlanguage{russian}{слово}
> \end{document}
>
> When typeset with LaTeX slovo shows up as ?????.   There are no error messages.   I entered the cyrillic letters using the Mac keyboard set to Russian.  I’m using the current TeXShop and current TexLive contents.
>
>
>
> —
> Bob Love
> "They said it couldn't be done but sometimes it doesn't work out that way.” -- Casey Stengel
>
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