[OS X TeX] Simple Cyrillic Example

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 06:22:15 CET 2015

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

> 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.

This example perfectly works but you need to make sure that the editor uses
utf8 encoding.

PS cyrrac.def and transliteration is of no use anymore.


Victor Ivrii
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