[OS X TeX] Using LaTeX to write Greek and Arabic text

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Tue Oct 21 21:10:30 CEST 2008

On 21.10.2008, at 21:00, Alex Hamann wrote:

> On 21.10.2008, at 20:39, David Derbes wrote:
>> On Oct 21, 2008, at 12:41 PM, Salvatore Enrico Indiogine wrote:
>>> Alex:
>>> 2008/10/21 Alex Hamann <mailinglist at alex-hamann.de>:
>>>> For Greek:
>>>> use XeLaTeX for processing
>>> I installed MacTeX Live 2008.  Will that do?  Do I need anything  
>>> in my preamble?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Enrico
>> In fact you don't have to use XeLaTeX. You can use the babel  
>> package. Here's a snippet:
> Right. I still would go for XeLaTeX.

Sorry, a minor correction/addition:
I meant to write that I used Gentium, not the Book Basic variant.
Try to save this code in utf8 format and run xelatex on it to see a  
minimal example at work (make sure you have Gentium installed):

\documentclass[10 pt]{letter}
Antiochos' power in Asia Minor was limited to ἐπὶ τάδε  
τοῦ Ταύρου

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