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ba­bel-greek

Ba­bel sup­port for the Greek lan­guage and script

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.

Since 2013-07-19, ba­bel-greek sup­ports also Uni­code-aware TeX en­gines (XeTeX/LuaTeX).

News

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.

1.9

2014-07-20

Added at­tribute for an­cient Greek, load cor­rect hy­phen­ation pat­terns: Patch by Clau­dio Bec­cari. Bug­fix for Make­up­per­case

1.9a

2014-09-12

Re­move du­pli­cate code, doc­u­men­ta­tion re­view.

1.9b

2014-09-18

Re­move spu­ri­ous whites­pace from “ex­trasgreek” def­i­ni­tion.

 

Use named macros in­stead of non-stan­dard short macros for psili and da­sia in the string def­i­ni­tions.

1.9c

2014-10-21

Fix dummy hy­phen­ation lan­guage names (patch Ul­rike Fis­cher).

Files

ba­bel-greek.ins; ba­bel-greek.pdf

Source of the lan­guage def­i­ni­tion file greek.ldf for use with Ba­bel.

ath­num.dtx; ath­num.pdf

Athe­nian Numer­als.

gr­math.dtx; gr­math.pdf

Greek log-like Oper­a­tors.

grsymb.dtx; grsymb.pdf

Macros for Greek sym­bols (ob­so­leted by the greek-fontenc pack­age).

test-greek.pdf; test-greek.tex

Tests and Ex­am­ples for 8-bit TeX.

test-uni­code-greek.pdf; test-uni­code-greek.tex

Tests and Ex­am­ples for XeTeX/LuaTeX.

test-uni­code-lgr.pdf; test-uni­code-lgr.tex

Tests and Ex­am­ples for XeTeX/LuaTeX with LGR 8-bit fonts.

us­age.pdf; us­age.tex

De­scrip­tion of the Latin translit­er­a­tion for Greek de­fined by the LGR font en­cod­ing.

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 ba­bel-greek.ins .

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

  • To pro­duce the doc­u­men­ta­tion, run the file 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”:

\usepackage[greek]{babel}
\languageattribute{greek}{polutoniko}

or

\usepackage[greek.polutoniko,english]{babel}

Sim­i­larly, the at­tribute “an­cient” se­lects the an­cient Greek lan­guage vari­ant.

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.

LGR Latin Translit­er­a­tion

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).

The fol­low­ing ASCII char­ac­ters are con­verted to Greek sym­bols:

A

B

G

D

E

Z

H

J

I

K

L

M

N

X

O

P

R

S

 

T

U

F

Q

Y

W

Α

Β

Γ

Δ

Ε

Ζ

Η

Θ

Ι

Κ

Λ

Μ

Ν

Ξ

Ο

Π

Ρ

Σ

 

Τ

Υ

Φ

Χ

Ψ

Ω

a

b

g

d

e

z

h

j

i

k

l

m

n

x

o

p

r

s

c

t

u

f

q

y

w

α

β

γ

δ

ε

ζ

η

θ

ι

κ

λ

μ

ν

ξ

ο

π

ρ

σ

ς

τ

υ

φ

χ

ψ

ω

Ac­cent sym­bols and punc­tu­a­tion:

tonos

'

ά

semi­colon

;

·

varia

`

ques­tion mark

?

;

perispomeni

~

left apos­tro­phe

` `

da­sia

<

right apos­tro­phe

''

psili

>

left quo­ta­tion mark

((

»

ypoge­gram­meni

|

right quo­ta­tion mark

))

»

di­a­lytika

"

ϊ

zero width non-joiner

v

 

A ma­jor draw­back of the LGR translit­er­a­tion is that you can­not ac­cess Latin let­ters and some sym­bols if LGR is the ac­tive font en­cod­ing (e.g. in doc­u­ments or parts of doc­u­ments given the Ba­bel lan­guage greek ). 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).

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 9069 2014-10-21 09:29
README.html 32458 2014-10-21 09:29
athnum.dtx 10316 2013-03-20 17:52
athnum.pdf 176656 2013-03-20 17:52
babel-greek.dtx 59120 2014-10-21 09:28
babel-greek.ins 3657 2013-11-27 15:22
babel-greek.pdf 255424 2014-10-21 09:28
grmath.dtx 6130 2013-03-20 17:52
grmath.pdf 120534 2013-03-20 17:52
grsymb.dtx 4613 2013-03-20 17:52
grsymb.pdf 118809 2013-03-20 17:52
test-greek.pdf 232679 2014-09-18 22:46
test-greek.tex 14905 2014-09-18 22:34
test-unicode-greek.pdf 59729 2014-09-18 22:47
test-unicode-greek.tex 13877 2014-09-09 11:41
test-unicode-lgr.pdf 43586 2014-09-02 12:24
test-unicode-lgr.tex 7333 2014-09-02 12:32
usage.pdf 176289 2013-12-02 12:37
usage.tex 9769 2013-12-02 12:37

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (1.2M).

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.

Pack­age De­tailsba­bel-greek
Ver­sion1.9c 2014-10-21
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right1989-2005 Apos­to­los Sy­ropou­los, Jo­hannes Braams
2013-2014 Gün­ter Milde
Main­tainerApos­to­los Sy­ropou­los (in­ac­tive)
Gün­ter Milde
Jo­hannes L. Braams (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeXlive as ba­bel-greek
MikTeX as ba­bel-greek
Topics sup­port for type­set­ting Greek
ex­tra lan­guage ‘drivers’ for ex­ist­ing mul­ti­lin­gual pack­ages
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