{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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How do I get two mathrings centered over a variable?

I am trying to represent a second order, dimensionless derivative by two open circles overtop a variable. I understand how to do one (\mathring v), and I understand how to do multiple solid dots ...
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a bolder \overline [duplicate]

This is similar but hopefully not repetitive with other questions answered here... I want to use a straight line decoration above a formula to denote the mean value over observations. My main problems ...
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How to write i-circumflex

In some French words when the circumflex is used over the i, there is no dot on the i. When I try to do it as described in "A Guide to Latex" the dot appears and the circumflex is too high. How do I ...
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Accents with lmodern fonts on XeTeX

After loading the lmroman10-regular font in XeTeX, I can't access accents in TeX' good old ways: \' \" \c etc. I would need to write Erd\H os since because I don't have the appropriate "o" on my ...
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Problems with accented characters in xelatex

The accented Portuguese characters work well when compiled with pdflatex but not with xelatex giving an inputenc error. Why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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“Square hat” accent [duplicate]

I have seen in a book the following "square hat" symbol to denote the discrete Fourier transform: I would like to use the same symbol, but I cannnot find the corresponding command. Can anyone help ...
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How to make the character è “work” in PlainTeX?

I'm using TeX with the plain format. On my keyboard there is the 'è' character (as well as é, ò, à, ù, ì). I'd like to make it work so that, when put è in the input file, TeX transforms it into \`e, ...
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Issue with \bar accent and fontspec

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[png,border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} \usepackage{sfmath} \begin{document} $\bar 1$ $\vec 1$ \end{document} This produces in ...
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How to get a circle over A

As given on this website, the command \AA is what I am looking for. However it simply produces rA instead of putting a circle over the top vertex of A. How do I fix this? I am trying to get someone's ...
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How do I properly write ā in LaTeX?

I need to cite the journal "Sankhyā: The Indian Journal of Statistics" in a paper. I would like to draw the ā character properly (i.e., I'd prefer, if possible, to avoid using some hack, such as \bar ...
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long Hungarian umlaut in typewriter

An exercise from 'The TeXbook' asks to write "Pál Erdős" in typewriter type. The difficulty comes that \H cannot be used, as the typewriter font contains other symbols (namely a }) The proposed ...
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French accents in \hl from soul package

I'd like to use the \hl command from the soul package in a French text. However, it does not work whenever the part to highlight contains French accents (e.g.: \hl{é}). I could use \'e instead of é ...
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Align Greek polytonic (“smart line start”)

I am text-typing a set of poems in Greek polytonic and my problem is that the upper case letters alignment is being set according to the accents rather than the letters themselves. Here is an example ...
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Accents generate errors with moderncv class

When using accented characters (e.g. ë) I get the following error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ële not set up for use with LaTeX. A minimal working example is given below. To the best ...
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Multiple diacritics on one character

As linguistics student, I have to put more than one thing on a character every now and then. For example, I need to type ā̆. I thought I could simply do that by typing \={\u{a}}, but then the macron ...
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In Emacs (with AUCTeX), if i use <C-c '> to see errors, it copies the command <C-c %>

I don't know why, but since recently my Emacs is behaving strangely. As usual I compiled using C-c C-c to call LaTeX, then there were errors and it asked me to type (as usual) C-c '. but when I did it ...
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ï & î font encoding

I've one problem in my scrbook, ï and î don't work when I compile my \printbibliography. But the problem come only with these 2 accents… I export my .bib from Papers2 for Mac application, & I ...
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Fontspec with bibtex with accents give me a bug : “Missing \endcsname inserted. \char”

i try to get out of a 3 days trouble, hope for your help ! I just want to find my bibliography in my font without bug... I'm using \documentclass{scrbook}, & {Adobe Garamond Pro} font with ...
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Spanish Babel causes accents in start of sentence to stretch cell height

When the first letter of a sentence in a table cell has an accent, the cell height is stretched and it looks strange. This only happens when I use the Babel package (with Spanish) so I think it may be ...
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Is typing an accented character and compositing it the same?

Suppose that I have T1 as font encoding (and therefore I will have no copy, search and hyphenation problems, etc). Is there any difference between typing, for example, \^e and ê in the output? My ...
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UTF-8 encoding and Notepad with LaTeX

I have written some LaTeX commands in a separate file, say foo.tex and include them in my LaTeX document. Only after I edit foo.tex with Notepad (default editor in Windows), I get the following error ...
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mathabx and mathtools: \widetilde{} and \dot{} problem

The problem is the odd placement of g in the second line in the align environment. Strangely, the \dot{}-character is only misplaced if it is followed by another character. I need the mathabx package ...
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Different languages in my bibliography biber problem

I am starting to use biber with biblatex for my bibliography. I cite books in French and Spanish therefore several books and articles have accented letters in titles or author's names. I hadn't had ...
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How to write two dot above a letter?

the two dots above a letter represents two derivative of varible t. My method: \documentclass[UTF8]{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} ...
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Accent Commands Interpreted as Internal Bibtex Commands [duplicate]

I am having trouble with putting accent marks in my entries in my .bib references file. There are two problems: 1) The author of one of my works has a tilde (~) over one letter in his name; the code ...
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Strange character changes (Xe(La)TeX or pdf(La)TeX, it's irrelevant)

A friend of mine uses pdfLaTeX for her university notes just like me. She uses the inputenc package, since on her Windows that allows characters with diacritics such as è or ò to by correctly ...
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How to replace (unicode) characters by ü,ğ,ş etc.?

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Yes, another “Package inputenc error” question

I'm trying to figure out why LaTeX behaves this way. So, I have this project: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12774331/latex.zip which is a perfectly working project, with lots of é and other ...
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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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How can I typeset this accented, dotless i?

See the rough sketch above. I am able to typeset the accented i shown in the middle (for which I used the \v macro) and, obviously, the plain and simple i shown on the left also. However, I can't ...
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Accent problem using texstudio latex

What is the problem with this code? I am working on Mac OS X. \documentclass[a4paper,16pts,notitlepage]{report} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Set delimiters with accents

I'm trying to set a set delimiter using some mathematical accents For example: \documentclass{acm_proc_article-sp} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\left\{{$\hat{P}$,$\hat{Cl}$}\right\}$ ...
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Can I replace the accents somehow?

I've asked about how similar is mathptmx to Times New Roman. I have a fine answer for that, but I forgot to mention I have a few accented characters... They doesn't look similar at all to the desired. ...
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Translating a math book written in plain TeX into Swedish - problem with accented characters

I'm translating a wellknown calculus book into Swedish. The source code is plain TeX and is of course littered with commands, macros and what not that won't work in LaTeX. I need to be able to use the ...
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Accents and unicode-math

Why are certain accents in math mode invisible? I am using unicode-math and compile with XeLaTeX. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{unicode-math} \begin{document} x̃ŷz̄ $x̃ŷz̄$ ...
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Appearance issues with \bar{} and \underline{}

The following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \begin{document} \[ \left[\underline{x},\bar{x}\right] \] \[ \left[\underline{t},\bar{t}\right] \] ...
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Sorting Vietnamese utf8 index with make-rules in xindy package

I am using the xindy package to compile the index containing Vietnamese. It works fine except the order within words. The "standard" order is accepted as the following, which is different from the ...
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Problem with XeTeX normalization and \char [closed]

Is there any way in Xe(La)TeX to enter a unicode character by its code, but still have XeTeX perform normalization on the resulting string of characters? For example, the following code does not give ...
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Accent commands (e.g. \'e) don't work in a tabbing environments

How to write international accent like é or è in LaTeX? I've tried every possible combination using \'e, \'{e}, within \textbf or alone, but absolutely nothing works. Below is the code I've tried ...
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MikTex doesn't accept “ù” character [closed]

I'm using MikTex and pdfLatex. In the preamble I'm using \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} because I'm writing in italian, and the text is coded in UTF-8. This works nicely for every type of ...
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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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Arrow accented with a dot (natural transformation)

In Mac Lane's "Categories for the Working Mathematician" I came across an arrow accented above with a dot, indicating a natural transformation. I failed to find an existing symbol for this. It looks ...
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Some vectorlike overset

Is there some method to write the following ? I have searched a lot but couldnt find anything.
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Vietnamese character and accent

I found this: Typesetting any language, Vietnamese for example But when I try to do the same, there are no accent. So I tried to investigate a bit and I found out this: When I copy-paste the ...
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Bibtex alpha key with accents

I use the alpha style with bibtex to create my bibliographies. This normally works great, but I'm encountering a problem with the keys created automatically when certain accents are involved. I'm ...
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I'm not getting accentuation directly, even though I'm loading the package inputenc package with the latin1 option

I'm not getting accentuation directly, even though I'm loading the package \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} My packages are: \usepackage[brazil]{babel} % pacote portugues brasileiro ...
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PNAS style and non-latin characters in author's name

I am using style PNAStwo (for a submission to PNAS). However, its fonts for authors, affiliations and abstract seem do not contain non-latin characters like ł (\l) or ø (\o), and produce some random ...
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Accents in BibTeX [duplicate]

When using BibTeX, I am happy enough adding accents where appropriate. For example @article{key, author="Th{\'e}venaz, Jacques", title={Permutation Representations Arising from Simplicial Complexes}, ...
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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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url hyperref does not work with French accent characters

I am using pdflatex. The following creates a live link the the first URL ("mousse" with no French accent). When I click on it in the PDF, I am brought to that page. The second URL (containing two ...