Greek to me

Jele, Harald harald.jele at
Fri Nov 17 09:27:25 CET 2023

Thanks Martin,

that's it. When removing the EB Garamond from /usr/share/fonts/opentype/
and updating the systems fonts cache everything is fine.
Sorry, I did not recognize that there are some more fonts installed on this instance than Tex Live provides.

Cheers, Harald
Von: tex-live < at> im Auftrag von Martin Sievers <martin.sievers at>
Gesendet: Freitag, 17. November 2023 09:13
An: tex-live at
Betreff: Re: Greek to me

Am 17.11.23 um 09:01 schrieb Jele, Harald:
> Dear all,
> I have two installations of tex-live. One is up to date, one is a few days old.
> With the up to date one I have problems when printing greek italic letters into a PDF while using the EB Garamond and LuaLaTex.
> I do not have this troubles with the older instance. So how can I find out, what's going wrong.
> The LaTeX file is
> \documentclass[a5paper]{book}
> \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \setmainfont{EB Garamond}
> \begin{document}
> \textit{Ο καθένας μπορεί να θυμώσει, είναι εύκολο. Αλλά να θυμώσεις με τον σωστό άνθρωπο, στο σωστό βαθμό, για τον σωστό λόγο, τη σωστή στιγμή και με τον σωστό τρόπο, αυτό δεν είναι καθόλου εύκολο.}
> \textit{Jeder kann wütend werden, das ist einfach. Aber wütend auf den Richtigen zu sein, im richtigen Maß, zur richtigen Zeit, zum richtigen Zweck und auf die richtige Art, das ist schwer.}
> \end{document}
> No greek letters can be find in the PDF output.
> Please find all files (logs etc.) in the attachment.

Dear Harald,

on a most recent TeX Live 2023 I have no problems. All greek letters are
there. However, there is a difference at the fonts:



Is there a reason why you use other fonts than the ones from TeX Live?

Best regards,

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