{accents} is about diacritics, i.e., ancillary glyphs added to a letter, or basic glyph. Some diacritical marks, such as the acute ( ´ ) and grave ( ` ), are often called accents. Diacritical marks may appear above, below, or within a letter, or between two letters.

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Fine tuning diacritical marks in fonts

I am about to make the paradigm-shift from the traditional way of hard-coding fonts with diacritical marks on top of them to simply using utf8. What surprised me, however, that the rendering of the ...
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Diacritcs problem in text mode : combining accent

I'm inventing a language requiring double accents, or diacritics. The problem is that a diacritic can't go over a special letter, and will be fixed next to it, not on. For instance, when using ...
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Caron accent in the bibliography causes a microtype error

I'm getting the microtype-related error ! Argument of \MT@res@a has an extra }. when trying to compile a BibLaTeX bibliography that contains a caracter with a caron accent (\v{a}, i.e., ǎ). Here's a ...
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Using a widebar accent in a caption

I am using a \widebar accent as implemented here, since I don't want to use mathabx; but when I use the accent in the caption of a figure, I get a compiler error. Here's the offending code: ...
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acute accent beside dot?

How can I get an acute accent and a dot over a letter without one appearing above the other? All I have been able to produce is béġu. I want both the acute and the dot above the letter e, side by ...
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writing matrix with hat in mathmode

I want to know the difference between: $\hat{\mathbf{M}}$ % hat is not bold and $\mathbf{\hat{M}}$ % hat is bold What is correct way (bold/normal). If both what are cases when I should use bold ...
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Weird accent with babel's french and xelatex

On my computer, there is a file that contains: \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{babel} % \begin{document} \tableofcontents \end{document} and that I'm sure it is ...
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standalone package, with its subpreambles option, ignores content of a standalone input file if it contains accents in glossary entry

The following MWE works like a charm: % test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage[subpreambles]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage{glossaries} % \begin{filecontents}{stdalone} ...
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Problem with accentuation of polyglossia using xelatex

\documentclass[10pt]{article} % Font size - 10pt, 11pt or 12pt \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Minion Pro} \usepackage[hmargin=1.25cm, vmargin=1.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Shorter macron over letter i [duplicate]

I am trying to typeset song lyrics in Hindi, where I want a bar over an "a" and an "i". I found \={} and \macron{} which both produce a nice bar over an "a", but the bar over an "i" (without the dot) ...
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LateX, macron accent and tilde above letters

I'd like to have both, a macron accent and a tilde, above some letters. I know how to do either seperately, but I'm not able to combine them. My first, and so far only, try was \={\~{o}}, however that ...
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Automatically replace input with accents by their safe code for accents

I was checking this Automatically replace open quote with accent, and it's pretty similar of what I want. I am starting in the emacs world, and it seems that everything can be automatized. When I am ...
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Dot bellow letter in bibliography.bib file?

Using the first solution in this answer, we get a dot bellow the letter with \d{s} command, but how does this work in bibliography.bib file? MWE: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Accents with El Capitan?

I've just installed my new computer which works with El Capitan. All my older Latex files contained accents (I'm french speaking) and when I typeset these files, it considers the accents as math ...
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Fonts with well-behaved stacking diacritics?

My documents (compiled using XeTeX for the most part) make use of the transliteration system adopted by the Brill Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. I had hoped to use Linux Libertine as ...
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How to define MSB or LSB of a binary number

I have bit string and would like to write MSB (short for Most Significant Bit) over the first bit and LSB (short for Least Significant Bit) over top of the last bit. How can I do this?
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cleveref: crefname with accentuated initial

I am French and I would like to change a crefname. The problem is that adding a crefname beginning with an accentuated letter brings an error when using \Cref command. Here is my MWE: ...
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How do I write Itô's with the special symbol? [duplicate]

I am writing my thesis on latex but I do not know how to write Itô's in latex with the symbol on the 'o' . Could someone tell me how can I do it? Do I need a special package?
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Recurring decimal with letter (aligning at top)

A picture is more than 100 words. How do I align the dotts (automatically) and properly at the top? Code currently in use is from here: \documentclass[12pt]{article} %% packages ...
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How to define a \widebreve command?

I would like to define a \widebreve command to employ with large symbols (such as $M$, or letter combinations such as $AB$) in math mode. Does someone know how to do it?
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How to use the result of a macro and not the macro itself?

I would like to use the result of a macro (that delete accentuated characters of a string variable called \name), saved in a variable called \nameSA, in a url. I thought that I could use the \nameSA ...
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Replacement of accentuated characters in a variable

I would like to replace accentuated characters in a string variable but I am not an expert about programming my own macros in Latex. So, I found a macro here : ...
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Accented letters, Unicode and LaTeX accents

So, there are three kinds of entities: accented Latin letters Unicode code points representing them Standard TeX/LaTeX commands that represent them. Of these, Unicode code points are defined ...
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Fixing the matching between combining accents and capital cyrillic letters [duplicate]

This question, which is a prosecution of the debate in Misplaced Accents in Cyrillic Text answered by @egreg, wishes to focus on the mechanism of combination of a combining accent (e.g. combining ...
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Cannot write dieresis with *TeXWorks* [duplicate]

I am trying to write a dieresis with TexWorks (version 0.4.5 with Windows 8.1, if needed) with the code: \"{a} it should be correct, but this is what I get:
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biblatex and special character \'{\i} [duplicate]

I want to cite an article from a spanish author having the character í in his name. MWE: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{bib1.bib} ...
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Converting .tex file written in TeXShop (on a Mac) to .tex file which compiles correctly in TeXworks

I am currently switching from a Mac to a Windows Pc. My work on the Mac was written with TeXShop, when I open my .tex file with TeXworks (miktex 2.9) ALL letters with accents or hats are replaced by a ...
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I can't use an accent into a file directory with hyperref

suppose i have this path C:\holá where holá is a folder. I need to open it. So I tried with \href{run:C:/holá}{folder with an accent}. But this error message appears: "C:\hol\unhbox..." What can I ...
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Writing G{\aa}rding

Lars G{\aa}rding is a Swedish mathematician whom I want to quote. Although the macro \aa was usually providing the small circle above the a, it does not work with amsart.
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Which encoding used in LaTeX sources to convert PDF file accents to the doc format correctly?

I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Problem with French accents in TikZ environment

I am creating a spiral, inspired by Mark Wibrow's answer from Text spirals with TikZ. However, I have a problem. I want to put a text in the spiral that uses French characters and symbols, such as à, ...
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LuaLatTeX inefficiency in transliteration from cyrillic of acute accented vowels

Transliteration from cyrillic to latin characters can be done in LuaLaTeX with the help of directlua as shown by @DavidCarlisle: Create a mapping for transliteration from cyrillic to latin in LuaLaTeX ...
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Fixing problems in latin translitteration of acute accented cyrillic vowels with \directlua

A good translitteration method from cyrillic to latin characters using XeLaTeX is discussed in Using XeTeX for automatic transliteration of cyrillic letters Actually I'm using LuaLaTeX. the ...
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Missing Arabic Ligature due to diacritical marks in ConTeXt MarkIV

I am having an issue with Arabic Font Ligatures showing discrepancy between ConTeXt and XeLateX, when using the same font namely Scheherazade. The issue is not present when using XeLateX but only ...
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Special Characters in amsmath (specifically in newtheorem)

I'm trying to define: \newtheorem{defi}{Definició} but an error keeps showing up: l.24 \clearpage [1] (./Chapters/2a_part.tex ! Argument of \UTFviii@four@octets has an extra }. ...
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Problem with accents over letters

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[czech]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{ifxetex} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{czech} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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European Accents not showing correctly [duplicate]

When i type " é " directly with the appointed key, or use a key combination of "´ + e" (where I press the ´ first, the character doesn't show up, and then I pres e and the accent appears) it doesn't ...
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Latin characters with accents inside a Hebrew paragraph

This question is closely related to this one. I am trying to enter Latin characters with accents into a Hebrew paragraph, using XeLaTeX + polyglossia. It turns out that if I don't use the english ...
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Subscripts and superscripts on accented math characters [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} ${x_i}^j$ works as expected but not with an hat as in ${\hat{x}_i}^j$. The way I found to make it work is $\mbox{$\hat{x}_i$}^j$. Is there an nicer ...
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Error: Please use \mathaccent for accents in math mode for the following code

$$ = \sum_{e \in A} w(e) = \sum_{e \in A} w(e)+ \sum_{e \in \{(r,v)| v \in V(G)\}} w(e) = w( \~{A} ) $$ I'm not sure what's wrong with it. I'm in the math mode by using $$ $$, isn't it?
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Biblatex + Xelatex does not display accents

Biblatex works fine with pdflatex, but when compiling with Xelatex, suddenly accents disappear. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ backend=biber, style=alphabetic, citestyle=authoryear ...
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Why the accent key of my keyboard does not work correctly in Texmaker?

I'm a native Spanish speaker and am doing a book in LaTeX with Texmaker, which I've been using for quite some time. However I am having a problem with the accent key on my keyboard which only occurs ...
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Special character in bibliography [closed]

I can't put special characters like "ö" or umlaut "ü" in a bib entry, in spite of following the suggestions e.g. at How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography? and ...
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How do I provide a ddot accent in text using the stix-mathsf font within plain TeX?

If I use the font stix-mathsf and try to type H\"o, then the o will have a large inverted breve accent over it (because the position of the character \" is different from most fonts), whereas ...
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ç doesn't work in \write and \read

In Plain TeX when I do a \write containing ç or Ç in the string it gets expanded generating a lot of code in the output file, which can't be read back. I got this problem when reading a TOC: This is ...
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AMSTeX accents, not in math mode

I need to have a dash (or a bar) over a letter in a name, say G\=o ro for Goro, with one o "accented". The TeXBook tells me to do this: \=o for the dash over o. It does not seem to be working. I also ...
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Tabbing environment with special characters

Inside a tabbing environment, certain symbol combinations (such as \') are reserved for defining tabs and increasing/decreasing indentation of the text. However, I would like to include special ...
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Importing accents and wide accents

I know how to import a single symbol from a different font (How can I use a symbol provided by a package without changing the entire mathematics font?), but it is possible to import an accent? For ...
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How do you do Paul Erdős' name in LaTeX

Paul Erdős' name has an "o" which has something a bit like an umlaut but not quite the same. How do you do this symbol in LaTeX?
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Need to use \pmb for bold math fonts

I need to submit my LaTeX source files to an IEEE journal. My paper contains bold math font, for which I used \bm{...} as recommended by most LaTeX users. Apparently, the journal does not use \bm but ...