## LaTeX forum ⇒ Texmaker and TeXstudio ⇒ Writing Greek

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Paul82
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### Writing Greek

Hello everyone,

I'm new to TeXmaker and I'm not sure how to write in Greek. When I compile, it shows nothing. I'm using Windows 7, MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXmaker. I also have chosen UTF-8, and neither Arial nor Times New Roman work for me. Any help would be appreciated.

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Spider
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Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:45 pm
Hi.
In order to write Greek you can use the math environment.
Here is an example:
The variable $\alpha$ is the entrainment coefficient, when $\Gamma \ll 1$ the plume is lazy.

cgnieder
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Hi Paul,

welcome to the LaTeX community!

Paul82 wrote:I'm new to TeXmaker and I'm not sure how to write in Greek.

Do you mean Greek text or single Greek letters like they're used as variables in maths?

Paul82 wrote:When I compile, it shows nothing. I'm using Windows 7, MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXmaker.

Could you show us a minimal version of your document that shows nothing, i.e., a minimal working example? If we can see compilable code we may be able to see the cause for your issues.

Paul82 wrote:I also have chosen UTF-8, and neither Arial nor Times New Roman work for me. Any help would be appreciated.

I am not sure Arial or Times New Roman even have Greek letters. They're not typically used in LaTeX, anyway.

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