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Is it possible to produce isolated accents, with no letters under it?

I'm looking for these characters in specific: ` ~ ^ ´ ˆ ˜ ¨

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If you are searching for special characters, you can always look at detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html –  Philipp Dec 20 '11 at 16:23
    
Really interesting site... I'll surely bookmark it! –  Falassion Dec 20 '11 at 16:32

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You can generate the accent like you would normally, only use a space as the letter to apply it to. As an example, consider the following:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
  $\tilde{ }$ $\hat{ }$ \'{ }
\end{document}

Which looks like this:

Accents

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Much easier than I thought. Thank you! –  Falassion Dec 20 '11 at 16:30

There's no need to go in math mode:

\`{} \'{} \^{} \~{} \v{} \u{} \.{}

are various examples: just tell TeX to put the accent over nothing.

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