So far, I need some Greek letter every now and then. I enter them through:


or simply by

C-x8RET 03bb RET → λ

However, I tried this after a long hiatus, and whatever I do, I obtain the upper case Λ. When I try to insert the upper case, I get the upper case too, so the insertions are not just switched.

What's wrong?

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    Does 'C-u C-x =' on the resulting character show that it's inserting an upper case lambda? This might just be a font issue. – rpluim Oct 19 '18 at 13:53
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    The question is missing basic information about the environment. What emacs version do you use on what system? Cannot reproduce the problem with GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-unknown-cygwin, GTK+ Version 3.22.28) of 2018-05-28 and also not on GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.18.9) of 2018-05-29. Note that with some fonts small lambda and capital lambda are difficult to differentiate. – Tobias Oct 19 '18 at 15:09
  • @rpluim: Yes, I think it's the font. When I copy and paste the letters in another application, I can see the letters in the low case. Anyway, changing the font to DejavuSans solved it. – Quora Feans Oct 19 '18 at 17:01

As per the comments: lower case and upper case lambda were displayed similarly, but changing the font to DejavuSans resolved the issue.

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