[XeTeX] Greek XeLaTeX

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 12 09:16:18 CEST 2010

> I am trying to "greekify" XeLaTex in order to make it  easier for greek writers 
>to use. 
>I have translated almost all the commands  (e.g., instead of \begin{document} 
>I can use \αρχή{κειμένου}, etc.) that I could  think of and made new article, 

Please do not do this! This way you are going to force many people to create 
documents! I do not think that this is the way to go. If you are not happy with 
LaTeX, then create
a completely new format. For example, Hagen was not happy with LaTeX and so he 
created ConTeXt.

> The idea behind the changes is that a  writer of greek text (or arab, chinese 
>etc.) should not be 
>obliged to change  his/her computer keyboard to latin for the commands and back 
>again for the text. 
>Also the names of the commands would be more transparent for non-english  

Sure but then TeXLive should include zillions of XeLaTeX formats and 
localization files which will
make the whole thing a nightmare! Not to mention that it would be almost 
impossible to process
a "Greek" XeLaTeX file in a computer located in Italy!


Apostolos Syropoulos
Xanthi, Greece


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