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2answers
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Math mode accents

In my long document I, sadly, have to use several accents to denote different kinds of symbols. Currently, I use primes ($x'$), hat, tilde, and overline. In addition I use two colored symbols (red ...
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1answer
114 views

Using non-standard characters for accent marks

I have a text of poems (psalms) that will be sung or chanted. To indicate the word where there's a change in the music, an accent is placed above the syllable in that word. Then the singers know ...
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3answers
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Mirror tilde accent

Does anybody know if there is a "mirror" tilde accent command in any package? That is, the "wiggling" of the tilde accent going in the other direction. Something like defining this \backtilde ...
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3answers
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Wide inverted breve overset

I want an inverted breve that spans the width of two symbols rather than one. I have tried the suggestions in: inverted breve accent in math mode , and in How to put \smallsmile or \smallfrown on top ...
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2answers
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How to redefine \hat{H} as \hat{\cal H}?

I would like to redefine \hat{H} as \hat{\cal H} only for this particular letter (for Hamiltonian symbol in physics). Thank you very much.
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how can I get a tilde under a variable in math mode? [duplicate]

s ~ such like this, but I want them to be combined to identify a vector. thx for help~!
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1answer
1k views

\hat and \widehat look terrible: fixing width and better positioning?

I want to make the use of quantum mechanical operators explicit in my text using \hat{A} or \widehat{A}. The problem is that depending on the symbol under the accent it looks either misplaced or too ...
6
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1answer
137 views

Are true glyphs used for accented characters, when input as escaped codes?

I know that in the early days of TeX, some characters outside the standard ascii where typeset by quite dirty hacks. For example, in my language (Polish), we have an "a with a downward hook" (ą) and ...
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3answers
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Unusual custom math accent

I want to introduce a new type of math accent that is basically an overbar, but also has small (scriptscriptsize?) text set to the right of the bar. Basically something like $\bar{A}^{\mathrm{co}}$ ...
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2answers
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Xelatex: Accent and macrons on capital letters. Multiple accents on a single letter?

I have trouble getting capital letters with a combination of accent and macron in XeLaTeX. I used this: \'{\=A}, but I didn't get the accent where I expected it to be. Also, i was wondering if it is ...
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8k views

Really wide hat symbol

Is there any way to get a hat wider than widehat? Why doesn't \widehat{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz} really go over all of it?
5
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1answer
813 views

\wideparen in AMS class

I need a \wideparen symbol in a book prepared with amsbook class. I know about a few packages providing this command but... ymath does not work with current version of AMS classes MnSymbol, mathabx, ...
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4answers
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'Nudging' overset characters downwards

I am trying to make a vector-like symbol to use in a paper I'm writing. I am actually able to make almost exactly what I want in Mathematica, in which it looks like this: In TeX I am using ...
3
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2answers
168 views

list of supported chars for current LaTeX configuration

I am calling pdfLaTeX with text entered in a web form. I would like to replace important chars not supported by LaTeX with the right LaTeX command. How can I get a list of chars supported by LaTeX so ...
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Is there a way to do an “upside down” \widehat?

I've come across this in a book I'm looking through, but I can't find the code for it. I want it to look exactly like the \widehat and go above text like \widehat does...I just want it to be ...
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1k views

Get a black \mathring symbol

How can I get a black \mathring circle above variable, same as \mathring except the circle is "filled"?
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2answers
9k views

Can I get a \widebar without using the mathabx package?

One can use \bar to put a bar over a letter in math mode, but often the bar isn't wide enough. An alternative is \overline, but this isn't an accent, so it doesn't take into account the skew of the ...
7
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2answers
463 views

Missing glyph in TeXGyreTermes font

For Pinyin (Chinese romanization), I like very much the look of the font TeXGyreTermes-Regular that is installed with my TeX system. However, it seems to be missing a single Pinyin symbol that I ...
41
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4answers
47k views

How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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2answers
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How do I lower the \widetilde accent, i.e., move it closer to the variable?

I sometimes find that the \widetilde accents sits too high above the math letter it is applied to. An example: To me it looks as if the first tilde is sitting just in between the two lines; it is ...
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4answers
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How to make a larger “\dot”

I'm writing up some notes that will be displayed on an overhead projector. The standard time-derivative \dot{x} produces a dot that is hard to see. Does anyone know of a package or have a macro that ...