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babel-greek
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Babel support for Greek
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:Copyright: © 1997 Apostolos Syropoulos, Claudio Beccari, Johannes Brahms,
            © 2013 Günter Milde
:Licence:   This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
            conditions of the `LaTeX Project Public License`_, either
            version 1.3 of this license or any later version.

:Abstract: Babel-greek is a contributed package providing support for the
           Greek language and script via the Babel_ system.


In 1997, Apostolos Syropoulos added support for the Greek language to the
"babel" package.  The file ``greek.ldf`` provides options for monotonic
(single-diacritic) and polytonic (multiple-diacritic) modes of writing.

There is now experimental support for Unicode-aware TeX engines
(XeTeX/LuaTeX).

News
----

.. class:: borderless

===== ========== ===========================================================
1.4   2013-05-17 New maintainer.
..               The encoding definition file ``lgrenc.def`` moved to the
                 greek-fontenc_ package.

1.5   2013-06-21 bugfixes and cleanup,
..               LICR macros in string definitions,
..               LGR font encoding not used with XeTeX/LuaTeX,
..               input "xgreek-fixes.def" from polyglossia_ with Xe/LuaTeX.
1.5a  2013-07-02 Fix LaTeX bugs babel/3707, `babel/4303`_ and `babel/4305`_
1.6   2013-07-19 Experimental support for XeTeX/LuaTeX.
1.7   2013-09-09 CB-Fonts font definition files moved to CB-Fonts package.
..               Do not auto-load euenc.def with XeTeX/LuaTeX.
1.7a  2013-09-13 Fix bug `babel/4360`_: spurious ``\fi``.
1.7b  2013-10-01 bugfix: correct upcasing of babel strings with Xe/LuaTeX.
1.8   2013-12-02 Rename ``greek.dtx`` to ``babel-greek`` so that texdoc_
                 shows the right documentation.
..               Compatibility with Xe/LuaTeX in Unicode and 8-bit mode.
1.8a  2013-12-03 Set ``\encodingdefault`` in ``\greekscript`` to fix
                 Greek in footnotes etc. with document language Greek.
===== ========== ===========================================================


.. _babel/4303: http://www.latex-project.org/cgi-bin/ltxbugs2html?pr=babel/4303
.. _babel/4305: http://www.latex-project.org/cgi-bin/ltxbugs2html?pr=babel/4305
.. _babel/4360: http://www.latex-project.org/cgi-bin/ltxbugs2html?pr=babel/4360

Requirements
------------

The "babel-greek" package requires the babel_ base package and parts of the
greek-fontenc_ package. The greek-inputenc_ package is recommended when
using 8-bit TeX engines.

Use with XeTeX/LuaTeX requires also ``xgreek-fixes.def`` from polyglossia_
for correct up/downcasing.

Typesetting Greek texts requires `Greek text fonts`_.

Plain TeX is currently not supported. Patches are welcome.


Installation
------------

If possible, get this package from your distribution using its installation
manager.

Otherwise, make sure LaTeX can find the required files:

* Download and unpack `babel-greek.zip`.

* Run ``tex`` or ``latex`` on the batch file ``greek.ins``.

* Move all files ending in ``.ldf`` or ``.sty`` into a directory searched by
  TeX.

* To produce the documentation run the files ``usage.tex`` and all files
  ending in ``.dtx`` through LaTeX.

Usage
-----

Pass the "greek" option to babel::

  \usepackage[greek]{babel}

For polytonic Greek, set the language attribute  "polutoniko"::

  \languageattribute{greek}{polutoniko}

With XeTeX/LuaTeX, load fontspec_ before babel_, so that babel-greek can
set up the Unicode font encoding for use with Greek, e.g. ::

  \usepackage{fontspec}
  \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}
  \setsansfont{Linux Biolinum O}
  \usepackage[greek,english]{babel}

For details see `<babel-greek.pdf>`_ and the babel_ documentation.

Literal input of Greek characters is possible with the greek-inputenc_
package or with XeTeX or LuaTeX. For the Latin transliteration provided by
the LGR font encoding see `<usage.pdf>`_ and the example files provided with
greek-fontenc_.

Greek text fonts
----------------

A list of Greek text fonts for use with LaTeX is available at the CTAN
http://www.ctan.org/topic/font-greek

With the XeTeX or LuaTeX engines, the user should ensure that the chosen
font contains the required glyphs (the default Latin Modern fonts miss
them). Examples for suitable fonts are the CM-unicode_ or the `Linux
Libertine`_ OpenType fonts as well as any system-wide installed OTF fonts
that support Greek (e.g. `Deja Vu`_).

The LGR font encoding is the de-facto standard for typesetting Greek with
8-bit LaTeX. Fonts in this encoding include the `CB fonts`_ (matching CM),
grtimes_ (Greek Times), Kerkis_ (matching URW Bookman), and the `GFS font
collection`_. Setup of these fonts as Greek variant to matching Latin fonts
is facilitated by the substitutefont_ package.

The LGR font encoding generates Greek characters via an ASCII
transliteration. This enables simple input with a Latin keyboard.
Characters with diacritics are selected by ligature definitions in the
font (see `<usage.pdf>`_).

A major drawback of this transliteration is, that you cannot access Latin
letters if LGR is the active font encoding (e.g. in documents or parts of
documents given the `Babel` language ``greek`` or ``polutionikogreek``).
This means that for every Latin-written word or acronym an explicit
language-switch is required. This problem can only be solved via a
font-encoding comprising both Latin and Greek like the hypothetical T7 or
Unicode (with XeTeX or LuaTeX).


.. References
   ----------

.. _LaTeX Project Public License: http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt
.. _babel: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/babel
.. _fontspec: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/fontspec
.. _CB Fonts: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cbgreek-complete
.. _CM-unicode: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cm-unicode
.. _Deja Vu: http://dejavu-fonts.org
.. _e-TeX: http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=etex
.. _grtimes: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/grtimes
.. _greek-fontenc: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/greek-fontenc
.. _greek-inputenc: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/greek-inputenc
.. _GFS font collection: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/gfs
.. _Kerkis: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/kerkis
.. _Linux Libertine: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/libertine
.. _polyglossia: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/polyglossia
.. _substitutefont: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/substitutefont
.. _texdoc: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/texdoc

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 6380 2013-12-03 05:35:16
README.html 10158 2013-12-03 05:35:21
athnum.dtx 10316 2013-03-20 05:52:20
athnum.pdf 176656 2013-03-20 05:52:20
babel-greek.dtx 51445 2013-12-03 05:35:00
babel-greek.ins 3657 2013-11-27 03:22:37
babel-greek.pdf 252709 2013-12-03 05:35:05
grmath.dtx 6130 2013-03-20 05:52:20
grmath.pdf 120534 2013-03-20 05:52:20
grsymb.dtx 4613 2013-03-20 05:52:20
grsymb.pdf 118809 2013-03-20 05:52:20
test-greek.pdf 183472 2013-12-02 11:58:00
test-greek.tex 12702 2013-12-02 11:57:58
test-unicode-greek.pdf 59837 2013-12-02 01:01:28
test-unicode-greek.tex 13540 2013-12-02 01:01:26
test-unicode-lgr.pdf 39295 2013-12-02 12:24:13
test-unicode-lgr.tex 7629 2013-12-02 12:26:41
usage.pdf 176289 2013-12-02 12:37:50
usage.tex 9769 2013-12-02 12:37:30

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (1.1M).

ba­bel-greek – Ba­bel sup­port for doc­u­ments writ­ten in Greek

The file pro­vides modes for mono­tonic (sin­gle-di­a­critic) and poly­tonic (mul­ti­ple-di­a­critic) modes of writ­ing. Pro­vi­sion is made for Greek func­tion names in math­e­mat­ics, and for clas­si­cal-era sym­bols.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Ver­sion1.8a 2013-12-03
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right1989-2005 Apos­to­los Sy­ropou­los, Jo­hannes Braams
Main­tainerApos­to­los Sy­ropou­los (in­ac­tive)
Gün­ter Milde
Jo­hannes L. Braams (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeXlive as ba­bel-greek
Topics sup­port for type­set­ting Greek
ex­tra lan­guage ‘drivers’ for ex­ist­ing mul­ti­lin­gual pack­ages
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