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In my bibtex file (in Jabref) I have several authors that require an umlaut. I was using \ddot which was doing the trick. Unfortunately I've needed to load some other symbols from MnSymbol that requires amsmath as well. As a result I can no longer use \ddot. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can give my authors back their umlaut?

I get the following error message when I use \ddot: ! Package amsmath Error: \ddot allowed only in math mode.

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Why don't you just use \" for umlauts (as in G\"odel)? –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 29 '12 at 14:00
    
Thanks Gonzalo. I'd been using the wrong quote marks. It now works brilliantly. –  Will Mar 29 '12 at 14:04
    
You're welcome. If it is OK with you, I will turn my comment into an aswer so you can consider accepting it. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 29 '12 at 14:05
    
Of course that would be fine –  Will Mar 29 '12 at 14:07
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Use \" for umlauts in the .bib file:

@article{aksin,
  author      = {Aks{\i}n, {\"O}zge and T{\"u}rkmen, Hayati and Artok, Levent and
                 {\k{C}}etinkaya, Bekir and Ni, Chaoying and B{\"u}y{\"u}kg{\"u}ng{\"o}r, Orhan
                 and {\"O}zkal, Erhan},
  title       = {Effect of immobilization on catalytic characteristics of saturated
                 Pd-N-heterocyclic carbenes in Mizoroki-Heck reactions},
  journal     = jomch,
  volume      = {691},
  number      = {13},
  year        = {2006},
  pages       = {3027--3036}
}
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