{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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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 H\char"...
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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 symbol....
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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 \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,german,fleqn,oneside‎...
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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} \usepackage[...
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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} \copy0\nointerlineskip\...
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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 [duplicate]

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 \mathcal{...
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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} \usepackage[pdftex,colorlinks=true,linkcolor=blue,citecolor=...
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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. ...
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Side by side hats

I am trying to typeset a symbol with two hats, side by side. Like this, but less ugly (regular hat for comparison): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\hat{X} \overset{\...
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umlaut vs. diaeresis (double-dot)

What is the difference between \H{o} and \"{o}? Is the first an umlaut (for German) and the second a diaeresis (for English)? E.g., for setting "Moeller" and "cooperation".
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“Package inputenc Error” when using biblatex with accented characters

I'm getting errors such as this: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ärt not set up for use w and this Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:é\isdot\ifblank not set when trying to compile a ...
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accentbx vs \parbox, or \' vs \"

Minion Pro font does not have ^^^^0301 accent working. So to get accents above cyrillic letters I use accentbx package. But unfortunately the accent gets broken if included in a \parbox{} MWE: \...
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How to check the text mode

I need to check that during symbol replacement the mode is really text. This came from such task: I do replace underdot symbols like ạ to avoid in pdflatex errors like "Unicode char \u8:ạ not set up ...
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The very basics of french accents

How do I write this sentence "Le comportement de l’homme rationnel devant le risque: critique des postulats et axiomes de l’école Américaine" in French in LaTex? I need to know the basic, as I have ...
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What is better math or text mode for special utf8 symbols

There are some utf8 symbols (ĉ ĝ ...) in the input for pdflatex and I use in preambula commands like \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{0109}{$\hat{c}$}, \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{011D}{$\hat{g}$} and so on ...
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Notation of derivative of theta 1 squared?

I want to get the square of the derivative of theta 1. There are two options as far as I can see: \dot{\theta}_1^2 or \dot{\theta_1}^2 They produce different outputs. First one seems neater ...
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Advice for coding with excessive quantities of symbols, accents, and special characters

I am beginning a new project where I will be using far more special characters and accents than I ever have before. Given that this will not be in my native language (or a language I even speak) I am ...
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To input symbols with utf8 codes beyond the standard utf8 packet in Latex

I have input text for Latex with symbols like Ẃ ẃ Ẅ ẅ Ỳ ỳ and so on and must translate it into pdf. The task came from the whole work of export from Library of Congress catalog to prepare article in ...
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Symbols do not copy correctly from latex pdf to ms word

I have text containing 3 symbols in pdflatex and produce pdf. It is OK. Then i copy these symbols and paste in MS word 2013 and have another symbols or from one symbols two are produced: Before ...
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What does symbol ~ do in Latex?

I noticed this symbol in an example. Including or excluding this from the source doesn't change anything. However, if I include \~, it puts a ~ on the first letter of the next word. So, what could be ...
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Enabling UTF-8 file encoding in various text editors [closed]

Many IDE / text editors used by latex community do not encode tex files into utf-8 by default. When trying to use diacritics, various issues may arise. Example code: \documentclass{article} \...
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A custom “letter” in text mode

I am trying to typeset a letter x (in both lower- and uppercase) that has a small circle overlaid exactly onto the (perceived) middle of the character. My current best effort is x\llap{$\circ$}, but ...
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Bibliography .bib encoding utf8 (french) accents

I am trying to use a bibliography for a my latex report. I am using a .bib file named bibli with articles written in french (so the titles have accents like é or ô). At the beginning of my .tex file I ...
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Extracting overrightharpoon from MnSymbol

Many previous questions have talked about extracting symbols from MnSymbol, or found alternatives from other packages. However, I have not been able to find a suitable replacement for \...
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How can I automatically replace all accentuated characters by the corresponding codes in TeXnicCenter?

First I want to apologise in case the question has already been asked, although I failed to find the topic on this site. So here's the thing : I've recently begun to type my lessons in LaTex using ...