# How to use \polishhook symbol

I need to insert polish hook into latex document.

Using comprehensive package I found, what \polishhook{E} is supported by wsuipa font package and \polhk{E} is supported by mathscinet package.

There are problems with both (for me at least). I want to use cm-super font package, not wsuipa, and I have to use T2A font encoding while mathscinet supports OT1 only.

Is there any solution of this problem?

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I think you are looking for the standard LaTeX accent \k

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}

\k{E}

\end{document}


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Yep! I asked a stupid question once again. – Georg Oct 5 '12 at 11:18
It works also with the T2A encoding (albeit building a composite character). – egreg Oct 5 '12 at 11:22

With \k{E} under T2A encoding you get a composite character, which might be sufficient for your purposes. However, the composition is quite bad for \k{e} and not optimal for \k{A} and \k{a}, as can be seen from the picture

If you need both Russian and Polish text in your document, you should use babel features, so that the correct font encoding will be automatically chosen based on the current language.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[polish,russian]{babel}

\begin{document}
Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв

\foreignlanguage{polish}{Lech Wałęsa}

\end{document}


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For now I needed this only for lowercase e symbol and \k is good. Unfortunately, I can't use \foreignlanguage, because this code is in .bib files, which are being parsed by biblatex. Using \foreignlanguage will low the readability. – Georg Oct 5 '12 at 13:41