[OS X TeX] Greek Fonts in XeTeX

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Mon Dec 4 08:09:50 EST 2006

On Dec 4, 2006, at 4:58 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

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

I had not realized that Greek characters are part of standard font  
families such as Lucida Grande, Times etc. I tried these fonts with  
XeLaTeX and indeed they  work fine. Thanks for the additional pointers.


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