{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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Comprehensive list of accented characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I was surprised to learn How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography?. Our BibTeX database consists of entries ...
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Horn accent in LaTeX

Sorry if the question is so trivial. I've just started using LaTeX couple of weeks ago and till now it's so new to me. I was trying to finish my name in a report where it's required to type a ...
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undertilde package provides inconsistent vertical spacing between nucleus and accent

My own answer is provided below, but feel free to add your own improvement as well. The \utilde command from the undertilde.sty package places different amounts of vertical space between the accent ...
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How to write an i-breve (an i with a breve accent, but without the dot)

If I try something like \u{i}, I get both the breve and the dot. How can I get it without the dot?
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Wrong diacritic when using \"u

I have a document where the \"u is not rendered as ü, but more like a u with a strikethrough mark: Directly using the UTF-8 encoded ü character in the input file works as expected, however. I have ...
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\ddot{a} character for strings

I'm looking for the \ddot{a} character which doesn't require me to put it into a formula or between $ characters. Can anyone help me, please? Thanks
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Apéndices (Appendix spanish accent)

Dear friends: there is a problem with appendix and ápendice. I have a scrbook document and I use appendix package, \usepackage[title, titletoc]{appendix} because I like the word "Apéndice" in ...
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Acute/grave accents: upper case versus low case

The acute and grave accents on capital letters are more squat and flatter than on lower case letters. Compare \'A with \'a. What is the code for the squatter acute/grave on capitals if I want it ...
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Turkish characters to small caps

Small caps (\sc) is not producing dotted I (İ) Here is mwe \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography?

How to write in bibliography (package natbib) letter "a" with two dots above? Specially, I mean the word Birkhäuser. Is there a general rule or way how to write such umlauts or other accented letters ...
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Shortcuts for multiply accented characters

I am a preparing a book in a native American language that requires multiply accented characters. Entering these by, e.g., \'{\b{a}} is painful and makes the source code difficult to read, especially ...
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How to combine characters with macron, acute, caron, and grave accents in ConTeXt?

I am using a font which does not contain all of the symbols I need. I have managed to use the information in this article about Adobe Glyph List For New Fonts, and have successfully added many ...
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Beamer and graphic accent

I am using the beamer class for my thesis in Italian. Written Italian includes graphic accents, but beamer misunderstand them. This is a MWE of my problem: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Using Cambria Math in XeLaTeX

Take a look at the following images, XeLaTeX typeset formula: Word generated formula: Note specifically the difference of the \hat implementations at g_i and g_i^2 in XeLaTeX. In Word the two ...
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Typeset directly in Spanish

I am typesetting in emacs with AucTeX. I generally write in English and Spanish, and, therefore, use the following in my preamble: \usepackage[english,spanish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How do I add accented characters to PDF info without using hyperref?

Using pdflatex, I'm looking to add PDF information into by document, including an accented name (Rónán Daly). Normally I'd use hyperref to do this; however, the conference I'm submitting to is ...
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How I could insert an accented word in a new command?

I have the following command \newcommand{\startsection}[4]{ \gdef\classname{#2} \subsection*{\label{#3}{\bf {\sc #1} #2}}{ \rule[1em]{\hsize}{4pt}\vskip -1em \vskip .1in #4 }% } I use it in the ...
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Is there an equivalent to \ddot for MnSymbol?

In my bibtex file (in Jabref) I have several authors that require an umlaut. I was using \ddot which was doing the trick. Unfortunately I've needed to load some other symbols from MnSymbol that ...
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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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Poor man's double acute accent

I want to typeset the double acute accent (also known as Hungarian umlaut, usually typeset with \H{}) in a font that does not have it. Is there an easy way to "fake" it with two single accents? ...
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ligature with special characters: fī

I am using a lot of special characters such as ā, ī, ū, š, ṣ, ḥ, ḫ and so on. I just spotted that sometimes this causes problems with ligatures for example the fi-ligature, if the dot on the i is a ...
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Why does \widehat behave differently if I insert \hspace{0pt}?

I am getting some inexplicable behaviour from \widehat: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} \begin{document} \[ \fbox{$\widehat{\mathcal{C}}$}, ...
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\vec{p_{\bar p}} renders strangely

When I do: \vec{p_{\bar p}} I get: instead of with the \vec shifted over a bit. Why does this happen? (Also, \vec{\mbox{p_{\bar p}}} renders identically, even though \mbox{p_{\bar p}} looks ...
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Erd\H{o}s with \mathbb

I am trying to write Erd\H{o}s in a LaTeX file but it gives me an error and says "\mathbb allowed only in math mode." Apparently I use a library that has other plans for \H is there something I can ...
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How to display accents inside verbatim command

I have the following piece of code: \newenvironment{mylisting} {\begin{list}{}{\setlength{\leftmargin}{1em}}\item\scriptsize\bfseries} {\end{list}} \newenvironment{mytinylisting} ...
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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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Unable to search word with Romanian characters in output pdf

I'm using Tex Live, under Ubuntu 11.11, and Texmaker to create LaTeX source files. Sometimes I edit these files with Krviewer from Krusader, but I pay attention to use the input encoding latin10 (or ...
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How do I encode foreign characters so that they are searchable in the resultant PDF file?

This may be a PDF problem rather than a LaTeX problem, but as it involves pdfLaTeX output I'm hoping I won't get my wrist slapped too hard. I'm creating a bibliography, and inevitably some of the ...
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Getting (Xe)LaTeX to display accents and characters not included with the font

The font I'm using (Adobe Garamond Premier Pro) does have certain precomposed glyphs with diacritics, so I'm having (Xe)LaTeX add them in. I found this post and used the method described there for ...
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soul dropping some accented letters from the end of words

I'm using soul to letterspace headings in a Hungarian document and compiling it with lualatex. For some reason soul drops some of the accented letters at the end of a word, but not all. In the ...
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How can I draw a straight vertical accent (like textvbaraccent) over a symbol in math mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I draw a dot under a symbol in math mode? I'm looking for the equivalent of the \textvbaraccent command for the math mode.
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How can I draw a dot under a symbol in math mode?

I'm trying to find the equivalent to \d (or \textsubdot) for the math mode.
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How to get non-italic acute accent in math mode?

$\acute{e}$ makes an italic e with accent in math mode, how can I get the acute accent with a regular letter? I should mention that this is for annotating a plot with matplotlib, so common tricks in ...
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Producing isolated accents

Is it possible to produce isolated accents, with no letters under it? I'm looking for these characters in specific: ` ~ ^ ´ ˆ ˜ ¨
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inverted breve accent in math mode

Is there a math mode accent giving an inverted breve? I have tried \stackrel{frown}{x}, but the alignment and spacing are all wrong when compared to \breve{x}.
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How to use non-breaking space (~) with \usepackage[spanish]{babel}?

I just realized that when I \usepackage[spanish]{babel} I can no longer use ~ as a non-breaking space before n or N. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish,notilde]{babel} ...
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Dot below letter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeX accents do not seem to work with fontspec and xe/lua/latex Very frequently I need to write letters with dots below (like ḥ or ṭ) for transliteration. It's ok when ...
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How to insert slashed o “ø” into an author's name in my bibliography

In my bibliography I have a reference to an author with a Danish name: Nørregaard. The problem is that to do the slashed o I need to type \o. However, I can't do this N\orregaard and if I do this N\o ...
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‘A’ with a lower-case omega on top

How can I write this in TeX (or LaTeX)? Also, strictly speaking, this is not part of my question, but has anyone seen notation like this? If so, please answer this question.
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pdf properties with french accents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using non ASCII characters in author names and titles within hyperref pdfinfo I can write the accents in the properties of a PDF document using macros, like \'e when i ...
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Follow up question: TeX accents do not seem to work with fontspec and xe/lua/latex

This is a follow up to this question. How would the same look for the dot above? That is, what's the standard definition for \. ? Or does somebody in the meantime know a better solution to the whole ...
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Escape code \"{u} for umlaut gives Runaway argument? error

I'm using the escape code \"{u} in my .bib file to indicate umlauted 'ü'. When I compile my document, however, I get the following error: Runaway argument? {Phonetische studien. Zeitschrift f\}. \par ...
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Strange behavior of XITS Math in XeLaTeX for \underset and \underaccent commands

Prompted in part by the question Is there an "underscript" command?, I started wondering if the \underset (from amsmath) and \underaccent (from accents) commands work equally when using XeLaTeX ...
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Typesetting pinyin finals

With the package \pinyin, it is possible to write pinyin using commands such as \bu4. This package produces much better tone marks than are provided by \', \v, etc. The package \pinyin includes all ...
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Place '~' symbol as overarrow

I would like to know how to place ~ or - on top of a character. I believe I could do this with the \overrightarrow{character} command for right arrows. But how do I do this in general?
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too little space between the bar on the denominator and the horizontal line

Please see below: There is too little space between the horizontal line from \frac and the bar from \bar{h_1}. So, it is a little hard to read. Any alternative way to represent the upper bar? And, ...
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Accentuation problem with some words

Well, I open a document .tex that uses this preamble: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} and the font ...
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Why does fontspec change the maths accents (and only with lualatex)?

In the minimal example that follows luatex doesn't place the accent correctly (it's too far left): \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{fontspec} \setromanfont{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} ...
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How to use spanish accents?

I'm trying to add spanish accents to my document ( my Thesis ) \documentclass[11pt, spanish]{report} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \selectlanguage{spanish} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} ...
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Accents in TeXworks

I am using TeXworks to write documents, but as I am doing some stuff in spanish, accents are required. When I write áéíóú I get áà c If I do \'a \'e \'i \'o \'u I get the desired result áéíóú ...