# [OS X TeX] using ancient Greek with iTeXMac

Wed Apr 28 21:12:20 EDT 2004

```Chris,

On 27 Apr, 2004, at 13:13, Chris Lovell wrote:

> I'm new to TeX, and am trying to use it to generate documents with a
> mixture of text in English and ancient (polytonic) Greek. It's not
> working for me so far. Using the built-in editor, I created a short
> test document:
>
> %!iTeXMac(charset):UTF-8
>
> \documentclass[11pt]{article}
> \usepackage[polutonikogreek,english]{babel}
> \usepackage[combine]{ucs}

Try \usepackage{ucs} without the [combine].

> [here I pasted in a bunch of UTF-8 Greek text I grabbed from the
> Perseus Project, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu. It's with precombined
> accents, if that matters.]

I used the same website and format, and a section of Plato's Republic
typeset without errors using iTeXMac and gwTeX.  I don't know Greek, so
my analysis of the result is that it must be okay if it looks
more-or-less like the web page :).

You do need to use an editor font that has the Unicode characters you
need (e.g. Lucida Grande).  Also, installing the kerkis font for TeX in
~/Library/texmf will allow you to have Type 1 fonts which can actually

--
hth,