[tex-live] Typesetting short passages in Greek

Giuseppe Castellacci gzip at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 21 18:43:47 CEST 2005

My very inexperienced opinion concurs with yours, Gavin.
I also found that my TeX/LaTeX installation was unable to locate
the Times New Roman set of polytonic Greek fonts.
The solution I adopted makes use of the Computer Modern polytonic Greek,
I believe is the default selection, and which also explains why I did
not have problems if I did not specify




(everything was CMR in that case).
If I inserted this directive in the preamble without


the system would issue
error messages similar to yours and the PDF output would be corrupted.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gavin McCullagh" <gavin at celt.dias.ie>
To: "Giuseppe Castellacci" <castel at alum.mit.edu>
Cc: <tex-live at tug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Typesetting short passages in Greek

> Hi,
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > I was doing:
> >
> > \RequirePackage{times}
> > \RequirePackage[polutonikogreek,english]{babel}
> >
> > and then using \textgreek{.....} within the text.  It always worked in
> > texlive 7 but not in texlive2004 (see the error below).
> Ah.  It seems the fonts which this refers to are the monofont grfonts
> are not freely distributable.  Is this the only option for a
> greek font?  Is this it here:
> http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/detail.htm?pid=205520
> ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Gavin

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