[texhax] Greek in footnote

Yuri Robbers yuri.robbers at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 21:36:29 CEST 2006

Hi Nicolaas,

The problem you describe is deeply rooted in Babel, I think. I've run across
it long ago when doing some typesetting for a colleague. I ended up using
teubner.sty (CTAN://macros/latex/contrib/teubner/teubner.sty) which is a
very extensive package for using ancient (polytonic) Greek, offering far
more posisbilities than I ever needed, but it didn't have a problem at all
with my footnotes. Nothing special needed to be done, if I remember

I think I did use babel along with it, but I'm not entirely sure anymore,
and it'll take me a lot of work digging through old backups, so I'd like to
suggest you experiment with that for yourself.


On 8/31/06, N.J.I. Mars <nmars at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>  Dear all,
> I am trying to get a few words in Greek in an English-language document. I
> use MiKTeX 2.5, 'as is' (no local modifications; I have no idea how to do
> that).
> The minimal example:
> \documentclass{book}
> \usepackage[greek,english]{babel}
> \languageattribute{greek}{polutoniko}
> \begin{document}
> The sequence \foreignlanguage{polutonikogreek}{abgdezhjiklmnxoprsctufqyw}
> was created by:\footnote{This does not yet work in footnotes:
> \foreignlanguage{polutonikogreek}{abgdezhjiklmnxoprsctufqyw}.}
> \verb&\foreignlanguage{polutonikogreek}{abgdezhjiklmnxoprsctufqyw}&
> \end{document}
> works fine, except that the footnote comes out in Latin script, rather
> than (partially) in Greek. What do I do wrong?
> Thanks for any help you can offer.
> Nicolaas Mars
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