{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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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

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 ...
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substitute widetilde in one font for another in plain tex

I am using newtx fonts in plain TeX. However, I prefer most of cmex to ntxexx. There is one exception (so far that I have found), the \widetilde, which is beautiful in ntxexx. I do not have any ...
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Double sided arrow notation for second-order tensors

How may I define \mytensor to look just like double sided arrow from \vec? I have tried \overset{\text{\tiny$\leftrightarrow$}}{#1} as described here but it isn't exactly what I want (at least with ...
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Lower vertical space in \left[ \right]

When using more than one mathematical accent on top of a symbol inside \left[ \right], the symbol appears in the vertical centre of the brackets, leaving an empty space in the lower part of the ...
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German Umlaute ä, ö, ß, … are not shown in PDF file

I have a problem writing German Umlaute like, ä, ö, ß, .... They show up as cryptical signs but not as Umlaute in the pdf- file. Here is my latex code ...
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Problem with fontspec and LuaLaTeX [closed]

I want to write in french, using Lualatex using TexStudio. Therefore, I need to use characters like é, è or à. As Lualatex uses UTF-8 there should not be any problem, but those characters are not ...
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accented characters in latex ignored in author section for CHI 2016 template

I'm using the \c{c} character with the current ACM sigchi template but, in the author's fields, the accents are ignored. They work fine within the body of the paper. Any ideas? \author{% ...
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Place a $\star$ over a letter as an accent

I want to create a stylized version of the i where the dot has been replaced by a $\star$. I know how to stackrel, but that's about the only thing I know about stacking things on top of eachother.
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Is there a way to adjust the vertical position of accent above a greek letter in math mode?

I'm trying to write phi with a wide tilde on top in order to indicate an estimate in statistics, but the tilde are by default clear above the letter, like so: I'm wondering if there is a way to ...
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Adding default \skew to math accents

Out of corporate design reasons I should use Helvetica for my documents. I could simply ignore this, as most people do ;-) But out of fun I just combined ideas taken from sfmath and beamer to make ...
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Issue with accents from Python source code

I am inserting a Python source code in a LaTeX document using the fancyvrb package. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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a macro for putting accent underneath

I've copied a macro sequence from The Advanced TEXbook, p. 446. It supposed to put the accent#1 under the character#2. \def\subaccent#1#2{\leavevmode\vtop{\setbox0=\hbox{#2} ...
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Problem with glossary text and accented letters [closed]

I'm experiencing a strange behavior with the glossaries package, I have these lines in the header of my document: \usepackage[toc]{glossaries} ... \usepackage[italian]{babel} ... \makeglossaries ...
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Accented Equations Error

I am facing few errors when I try to write accented letters in equations. Below is an MWE of my code. I am sure I am making a very basic mistake but the problem is that I have written a lot of ...
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Accents in \label and \ref arguments

I'd like to know how to include words with accents in \label{} and \ref{} arguments. For example : \label{Molécules d'immunoglobulines} \ref{Molécules d'immunoglobulines} I've already succeeded ...
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Physics notation

I really don't know how to write that 'Y' in latex. I have tried many methods but I didn't succeed. Any help will be appreciated.
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Problem with “check” notation and “bold mathcal” font

I am trying to use the \check notation for \boldsymbol{\mathcal A}, but it does not appear in the right place; please see below for a minimal code and comparison with ordinary A and ordinary ...
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Calligra with czech accents ž, \v{z}

is there any possibility that \calligra font will write chzech words like for example ž \v{z} ? I use \usepackage[IL2]{fontenc}, \usepackage{calligra} and it wrote words like á \'{a}, bud did't ž ...
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Smashing diacritics on all uppercase characters

I need all uppercase letters with diacritics to have the same height (depth) of the corresponding naked uppercase letter. Motivation: obtaining a regular baseline grid when stretching the baseline is ...
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hyperref and loading accents

Here's my MWE : \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} ...
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supporting both \"u and ü

I maintain musixtex extension package musixtmr.tex that enables times text fonts. I thought I could enable accented glyphs like ü by using ptmr8r instead of ptmr7t. But this has the effect of ...
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Accented math operator

I have this MWE \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{mathtools} \DeclareMathOperator{\shift}{décalage} ...
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Typesetting arrows above a pair of letters to indicate a line [duplicate]

How do I typeset a line segment, with arrowheads at each end, above a pair of letters to indicate a line? I know that $\overline{AB}$ can be used to typeset a line segment between points A and B. ...