{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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xdvipdfmx refuses to process multiple diacritics

so i'm trying to typeset a book with chinese characters and pinyin transcription, and xelatex is throwing errors. i managed to narrow down the problems to the doubly-accented ê̄ down here: ...
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Accented operators using babel

I'm using the es-minimal option in babel which, among other things, disables accents on operators. Since I want accented operators I used the \accentedoperators command however the operators remain ...
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Accents over Bars in LaTeX

Neither combination of the following two elements renders a felicitous result: \={\'o} ~ \'{\=o}. In the first case the bar comes over the accent; in the second the accent appears right before the ...
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Automatic prefix in index for words with accented characters

When generating an index with French words, I need to add a prefix to accentuated words so they they get listed in alphabetical order: \index{saintete@sainteté} \index{ame@âme} Is there a way to ...
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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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Drawbacks of redefining math accents with extra leading {}?

As I discovered through the non-bug latex/4253, TeX has a (mis)feature whereby it ignores braces around a \mathaccent construction: ${a_b}_c$ works, but ${\tilde a_b}_c$ fails with a "Double ...
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How to increase size of the diacritic/accent mark selectively without changing the alphabet size

I am using a typeface that has limited support for letters with diacritics. I am looking to use the features in latex (I'm using xetex on ubuntu) for providing the glyphs I am missing. My font has ...
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Right superscript dot

I would like to achieve the following: a dot right of an expression with this minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{accents} \newcommand{\dotr}[1]{% ...
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Character with wedges over and under

How can I have this character, I need f and U ?
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Any 7-bit way to write ä (umlaut-a) without "

I'm using a batch file to generate a small LaTeX input file. I cannot use proper umlauts, but the batch file has problems with " as text and I want to produce the word März. Is there any way in ...
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Using geman ö and ß in Bibtex [closed]

in my Bibtex file i name the Author: author={R{\"o}{\ss}ler, Irene and Ungerer, Albrecht}, but in the literature list it strangely outputs this: [Rößler und Ungerer 2012] RÖSSLER, Irene; UNGERER, ...
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Writing å, ä, ö in mathmode

I use a Swedish usepackage and when I write, for instance, å in formulas I get an error message please use \mathaccent …. Here's what I try to write: \begin{align} \begin{split} {R} = ...
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Making a LaTeX version of a textual logotype

I want to create a macro that typesets the text "julia" with two slanted dots above the "ia" at the end, so it looks like this: _ _ _(_)_ (_) | (_) (_) _ _ _| |_ __ _ ...
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hyperref won't work with accented characters [duplicate]

I have the following issue with hyperref and accented characters that I can't work out: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Use cleanthesis theme: french accent problem on MacOS X

I use the "cleanthesis" (http://cleanthesis.der-ric.de/) theme to write a French traineeship report but I have a problem with the accents. My é are convert to Ó (with double quote) I use these ...
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Characters with accents not recognized even with inputenc and % !TEX message [duplicate]

My document uses è and ï, so i used the following preamble to make sure they are displayed correctly. However they show up as something else (namely A¨~). What could be the problem? Specifically, I ...
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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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Index with accented letters

I'm trying to typeset the following $Q_å=l_å \cdot m$ But LaTeX won't typeset these special or accented letters in my document! Is there a simple way to achieve this?
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Language-specific removal of diacritics from text and bibliography

I am using XeLaTeX and BibLateX to write papers in the humanities. I routinely use transcriptions of Chinese (pinyin), Korean (McCune-Reischauer), Japanese (Hepburn), Manchu (Norman) etc. In addition, ...
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Accent positioning on 'oe' character with feature file in fontspec

There is no accented glyph for the 'oe' character in Linux Libertine. When trying to form this character, the (acute) accent is centred over the 'e' half. I'm trying to get the accent over the centre ...
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What's the correct syntax for accents?

I've found that writing "Sáenz": S\'{a}enz S\'aenz S{\'a}enz S{\'{a}}enz Produces the same output. It gets even trickier when you have two accents in a row, such as in "comunicação" (portuguese): ...
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How to prevent combining a character?

"EB Garamond" font combines ʿ character and the preceding letter. Consider following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{EB Garamond} \begin{document} aʿ bʿ cʿ dʿ ...
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How to make circumflexes wider but still of a fixed size in XeTeX?

Circumflexes looks too small and they are to close to the symbol in the PDF generated by XeLaTeX from UTF-8 source with Asana Math font for mathematics: Source: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Double-bar notation for second-order tensors

I want to use the double-bar notation for second-order tensors, which is common in continuum mechanics (e.g. for the strain and stress tensors). I've searched the Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List but ...
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Are there any downsides to using macros to avoid typing accents?

As a native English speaker, I am not used to many words with accents on them, so I find it somewhat difficult to keep the various accents straight in my head, and moreso to also remember the TeX ...
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How can I improve my Turkish Small Capitals (lualatex) [duplicate]

I am frustrated trying to obtain a proper looking Turkish "İ" letter in small caps using lualatex. Previous answers on this particular subject either do not work or are too complicated for me. As of ...
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French accents not showing correctly in table of contents

I am writing in French and there are many accents. I can see them in the whole document except in the table of contents. When I compile and preview my document in Texmaker, I can see the french ...
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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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Inputenc error with spanish

I'm currently writing my final thesis in TeXstudio and for a better organization I'm writing each chapter in a different text file. I'm also writing in Spanish and as far as I know, the inputenc ...
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How can I copy a text in Spanish, and avoid removing every single accent in the whole text?

That's my problem folks. I have to do a language work, and I can't copy text, without removing every accents.
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Embedded fonts with/without fontenc/inputenc

Well, let me explain. I tried to select a part of a text on a PDF file to copy and paste. I noticed that accented letters disappear when selected, as the image below shows. So, I decided to see the ...
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Source of \bar{} accent in math mode

I have a font that I have installed with fontinst in psnfss and which I use for math italic. But it is clear from the PDF files generated with that font that the bar accent in math mode is not ...
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Parsing strings containing diacritical marks (macros?)

I apologize that this question may seem very much like several other recent ones I have asked (Parsing leading hardspaces, Parsing a \$ as part of an improved \getargs command). They are all related ...
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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?
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Macron in pandoc markdown. (Mh\={a}v\={\i}ra) [closed]

I'm using pandoc markdown to generate PDF, and I cannot get it to accept my special characters. For example, I want to include Mah\={a}v\={\i}ra in my document to place macrons over the appropriate ...
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Umlauts in math mode

I'm trying to use German umlauts in math mode but get the known error: LaTeX Warning: Command \" invalid in math mode on input line ##. So I could think of two possible solutions: Use \text instead ...
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\bar vs. \overline - when to use what, semantically?

Following the question "The \bar and \overline commands" which is simply about the lengths of both, I'd like to know when to use \bar and when to use \overline from a semantically viewpoint. I always ...
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Problem with text mode in \substack

I have defined a differential command in this way \let\underdot\d \renewcommand{\d}{\ifmmode\mathop{}\!\mathrm{d}\else\expandafter\underdot\fi} so that I don't loose the text accent (I don't know ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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How to color diacritical marks?

I would like to have the diacritical marks stand out visually by being colored differently. For example, can I have â in which the circumflex is in red, and the 'a' is in black? When I use ...
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How can I get a dot over a vector?

I would like to combine, somehow, \vec{x} and \dot{x} so that I get an x with a vector arrow over it and a dot over that. Any suggestions?
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Accented characters and inputenc settings

In my bibliography database, there are several references where authors have accented characters in their names, e.g. Chagn\'e. The inputenc package seems to have a problem with this. My setting is: ...
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Wide accents in Times font are not positioned correctly

I use txfonts or newtx packages to typeset in Times font (NimbusRomNo9L). However, wide accents in math mode are too wide or placed incorrectly, such that they touch the next symbol. ...
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Computer Modern font with accented characters (in XeTeX)

I'd like to use Knuth's Computer Modern font with XeTeX in a way where I don't have to type accents in a \'-way and without any gimmick such as making accentuated characters active and then say ...
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Is it possible to solve encoding problems?

I have some tex files that are corrupted, meaning that characters like accented letters have been replaced with weird symbols. Is it possible to solve this kind of problem after the weird symbols ...
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Why do I get different accents?

1) \begin{ttfamily}\verb 'OR'1'='1 \end{ttfamily} 2) \begin{ttfamily}\verb SELECT userid FROM CMSUsers WHERE user = 'foo' AND password = 'bar'; \end{ttfamily} I'd like to have the accents like the ...
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Accents not positioned correctly over rsfs letters

On my computer, the file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \begin{document} $\tilde{\mathscr M}$ \end{document} renders as But shouldn't the tilde be shifted to the right, so ...
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warning with hyperref package

I have met warning:"Package hyperref Warning: Composite letter `\textdotbelow+u'" when i use this code to create a bookmark \pdfbookmark{\contentsname}{Contents} I don't know the reason for this ...
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hyphenation with special (Estonian) letters

Hyphenation is working correctly most of the time, but it has problems with words that have Estonian letters like õ inside of the word. For example: lõplikumõõtmeline. I write it like this in TeX: ...
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LaTeX characters: dots and overlines combined

For alphabets with dots one has ö=\"o, but I would like to introduce another horizontal line just above the two dots. The command \=\"o doesn't yield the sought result.