[texhax] cyrillic in latex

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Fri May 28 07:49:42 CEST 2010

** Oleg Parashchenko [2010-05-27 01:52:34 +0200]:

> Hello,

> On Wed, 26 May 2010 15:11:15 -0400
> Zbigniew Nitecki <zbigniew.nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:

>> I am not new to latex as such, but I am new to the world of installing
>> fonts and so on. I want to insert a line or two of cyrillic (the
>> Russian title of a translation of a book of mine) in a vita being
>> prepared in curve.  Looking at the various articles on cyrillic in
>> latex, I came to the conclusion that what I needed to do was to insert
>> in my main file the lines

>>> \usepackage[koi8-r]{inputenc}
>>> \usepackage[russian, english]{babel}

> I don't know if my approach works with babel, but it works without any
> additional setup in my TeX Live installation:

> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc}
> \begin{document}
> Piece {\fontencoding{T2A}\selectfont труд} May.
> \end{document}

And this approach will work with sectioning commands (section, chapter



\usepackage[utf8]{inptenc}           %%% Only if you will insert Russian letters
                                     %%% in UTF-8 encoding.
\newcommand{\Russian}[1]{%           %%% Please note that this command defined in
  {\fontencoding{T2A}\selectfont#1}  %%% babel already


\section{This section shows how to use \Russian{русские буквы}}

This is a \Russian{тест}.


You need babel package only if you want some part of your book to be
typeset on Russian exclusively (russian words are hyphenated, sectioning
commands, table and figure environments have appropriate prefixes on

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