[OS X TeX] Greek Fonts in XeTeX

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Dec 4 04:58:57 EST 2006

On 4 Dec 2006, at 9:41 am, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 03.12.2006 um 15:08 schrieb Themis Matsoukas:
>> I am trying to use Greek fonts in xetex but was met with partial  
>> success:
> Could you check with Character Palette which of your fonts has the  
> characters you are missing? If you use this font in XeTeX: does its  
> output improve?

In particular, Symbol is *not* a Greek font. It includes basic Greek  
letters, for use as math symbols, but no accented letters, for  
example. If you set the TeX parameters \tracinglostchars=1 (and  
perhaps \tracingonline=1) in your document, you'll see warnings about  
the missing characters.

You'll have better success with something like Lucida Grande  
(included with OS X), Galatia SIL or Gentium (from http:// 
scripts.sil.org/), or the Greek Font Society fonts. I'm sure there  
are many others, too.


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