## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ Bold Greek Letters

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karthos
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### Bold Greek Letters

I am trying to make some words in greek bold, but no matter what I try fails. I use \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} because I need both greek and english in my paper and I also use \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}. Both \bf and \textbf work fine for the english words, but when I try them on the greek words (after the \selectlanguage{greek} or \textgreek commands) they do not seem to work. The text is printed just the same as without these commands. What can I do?

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi Karthos,

welcome to the forum!

There's no problem doing it in the way you described. This works and prints greek letters in bold:

\documentclass{article}\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}\begin{document}\selectlanguage{english}Text\selectlanguage{greek}ελληνικά\textbf{ελληνικά}\end{document}

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Stefan