Add tags Information and discussion about fonts and character sets (e.g. how to use language specific characters)
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Hello to everybody!
I am using latex for 1 year now typesetting english documents with latex in linux (texlive).
However, since my girlfriend started typesetting her thesis in Greek, many problems arose regarding using Greek fonts. (She uses Miktex2.8, TexMakerX, Windows XP)
Everything is o.k with the default Computer Modern font in Greek language, but when we try to load a different font from http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/mathfonts.html, nothing is working.
None of the fonts -except kerkis- is working with Greek text! Neither GFSDIdot, or Artemisia, or Palatino, or Kurier!. When she compiles (latex) with either of those fonts, TexmakerX gives either: a) the message "Process ended normally" but latex still keeps loading the computer modern font in the end, or b) other Errors which I do not understand, for example "Corrupted NFSS tables" as you can see in some of the following lines of the log file:
Ans here is a sample source file produced this output:
Any ideas of what might be wrong? What should I do in order to make greek fonts work? Should I enable or install something manually?
Thanks in advance,
1. She does not want to use Xetex because she needs to work with a specific package (chemscheme), which does not work with Xetex.
2. Compared to my linux-Texlive (kile) engine, her whole latex system-engine is very unstable and heavy. Very often problems arise regarding various issues.
Would you suggest that maybe the cause of these font problems is an incomplete-problematic latex installation?
Last edited by bit on Wed May 5th, 2010, edited 3 times in total.
Sorry for the inconvenience, I 've edited my first message, hope this is better now.
The problem can be reduced to the kurier font package. I suggest to contact the maintainer and submit exactly the sample file you introduced here. If you feed a search engine with the exact error message, you will get interesting results. There have been identical issues with other font packages in the past.
you mean to contact the maintainer of the kerkis package, if I get you right? Wow, to be honest, I didn't expect that the problem would be the fonts packages!
Thanks a lot, I will come back for feedback when I have any news.
I don't see where the talk was of kerkis.
I am sorry, I wanted to write "kurier". It was due to momentum. .
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