{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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\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.
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Simple way to place an array of symbols above a letter?

I would like to typset something similar to the symbol used for the "generalized spherical harmonics". This involves placing an array of dots above a letter. The array will have two columns, and the ...
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XeLaTeX on OS X doesn't recognise some diacritics signs

I've just moved to OS X 10.8.2 from Ubuntu. I have TeX installed as I guess from tug.org, but I'm not sure since it wasn't me who installed it. All my files created in Ubuntu compiles exept one ...
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Add notches to characters

The title is self-explanatory really, all I really want to do is be able to add some kind of notch to any character, so that they are visible if you are actively looking for them. Like accents, but ...
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Mixed superscript, subscript and widehat

What is the correct way to write this equation and make both L_s matrices look the same? I tried this but the widehat and superscript L_s matrix' subscript is positioned slightly lower than the ...
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Automatic translation of accented characters in Winedt 7

I remember that a long time ago, when I was using Winedt (V5.0 I guess) it automatically replace some characters. For example, ç was replaced by \c{c} when I open the file. Now, I need to do the same ...
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Multiple accents on Greek letter in XeLaTeX [closed]

I'm new to XeLaTeX and having trouble combining a macron and breve over Greek letters. I input \textgreek{ᾱ̆}, but the breve is sitting right on top of the macron. How do I raise it up? Or, ...
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Creating your own diacritics

How does one create one's own diacritics? To give a concrete example, I want to be able to typeset something that looks like ä but has three dots above the letter. I'm looking for an answer that ...
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How do I make \hat{i} pretty?

I'm looking for a way to make the hat in \hat{i} replace the dot. I can't find anything on Google, and am seemingly too dumb to figure it out myself.
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Teuthonista diacritics?

I am looking for certain diacritics from the phonetic transcription system of the Sprachatlas der deutschen Schweiz (Swiss German linguistic atlas). It is a system that is similar to the one sometimes ...
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Copy Czech characters from PDF with charter font

I wanna be able to copy czech characters from PDF, but for some reason it doesn´t work. here is my code: \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{charter} ...
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Is there a way to get pdflatex to accept Unicode combining accents?

I typeset my work with pdflatex and UTF-8 input files with lots of Unicode characters. Most of them work with a simple \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in my preamble, and for the others I simply maintain ...
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Is direct utf8 input of combining diacritics in math mode possible with lualatex?

I am trying to typeset a document with combining diacritics directly input in it. I use LuaLaTex. Here is a minimal example illustrating the original issue: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Contextual Substitution with LuaLateX

Contextual substition doesn't seem to work with LuaLateX, while it works fine with XeLateX. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Dummy's solution for using of accent from one TTF glyph in another

I am making a document with the Josefin Sans font in LaTeX (using XeLaTeX). However, a pair of symbols I need (Žž) is missing there; I get just an empty space in PDF. I have no idea at all about ...
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“Namethatchar” macro

I am searching for a macro/package that would give the name of characters. Here are a few examples of a possible behaviour: \namethatchar{A} → A \namethatchar{À} → Agrave \namethatchar{a} → a ...
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Define commands for symbols with index, combine with accents

To facilitate writing of formulas that contain symbols with subscript, I often define custom commands. However, combining these with accents gives unpleasant results. Is there any way to define such ...
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correcting kerning for tikz shapes as accents in mid-word

I'm trying to place arrow shapes above certain letters in a text. I tried compensating for the extra space of the tikzpicture in mid-word, using execute at begin picture and its end pair. The results ...
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Enable letters with diaeresis

My document is in in dutch and there are quite a few letters with diaeresis in it. I have this on top of my document: \usepackage[dutch]{babel} I thought this would fix the language-problem but ...
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How to write properly math accent for letter i?

When it is requested to write letter "í" in math mode, it happens that $\acute{i}$ is not the right answer as it could be expected: the accent (´) is written over the letter (i), without ...
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\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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pdfTeX warning: has been referenced but does not exist, replaced by a fixed one, with German Umlaut

I'm new to LaTeX, and have been given a LaTeX draft for writing a thesis. Everything works fine except for this warning: see the transcript file for additional information)pdfTeX warning (dest): ...
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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 ...
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Making hats (and other accents) bold

I've been typesetting some equations, and I've found that the default behavior accents like \hat, \bar, \tilde, etc. makes a rather small and easily-missed mark. Is there some way to make the accents ...
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Are there umlaut variants for non-blackletter fonts?

In the yfonts package for blackletter fonts, there is an option varumlaut that puts a tiny "e" instead of the two dots on your umlaut ä, ö, ü. Is there any other font that has these kind of glyphs? ...
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Is there any more convenient way to insert Math-mode Accents?

Is there any more convenient (concise) way to insert Math-mode Accents? For example is it possible to use a syntax like following: a\^ %instead of \hat{a} a\- %instead of \bar{a} a\~ %instead of ...
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Lettrine, accentuated characters and htlatex

I use accentuated letters with the lettrine package like: \lettrine{É}{lisée} avait vu le pouvoir de Dieu sur la vie d'Élie. With luatex (which is my normal rendering engine), it works fine. ...
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xelatex: Japanese + latin diacritics with cedilla/comma, slanted text

In a document, I need to get all these working: japanese text latin diacritics with cedilla, e.g şţ and with comma, e.g șț slanted text This is a book I also distribute to others, so I can't ...
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How to write properly an accent in a web address?

I'm trying to write a hyperlink for a DjVu document that includes Latin accent, but for some reason, it only displays properly for the PDF one. Specifically, on my list of references (bibliography), I ...
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Latex character error while splitting chapters

I'm writing a LaTeX document and everything works fine, but as I try to split the document chapters in different .tex files, I receive several errors related to the characters in the document (and ...
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How to type French character in LaTeX

I would like to insert "ç". Tried including \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}, and type \c {c} , but doesn't work.
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Newcommand with accents

I would like to create a command to automatically generate accented letters like è or é. I tried: \newcommand{\ar}[1]{\´#1} \newcommand{\al}[1]{\`#1} \ar{e} \al{e} but the result was "Undefined ...
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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 ...