I have a bookdown book with a lot of greek symbols inline. I've put them in using, I presume, Unicode. In RStudio the text looks like this example:
we get the coefficients (*β*~*i*~)
Which is nice in that it actually shows the Greek character beta. If I render to gitbook or other HTML it looks as expected. However if I render it to LaTeX (book down::pdf_book) the beta is totally missing:
I realize I could go through and replace all my betas with
$\beta$ but that's a daunting prospect given the size of the book.
I tried switching from
XeLaTeX to no avail. Any ideas on how I might make my β as well as my α and λ show up in LaTeX?