{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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my french é is being shown as a weird Ãl’

I'm writing a Dutch / French document, so I defined \usepackage[dutch,french,british]{babel} in my headers, but my french é is being shown as a weird Ãl’. I tried changing the encoding in ...
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Enable searching in a pdflatex-generated document

I'm typesetting a book in French, and I noticed that diacritics broke the search function of Adobe reader. For example, if I write "Numérotation" in my latex document, then Adobe Reader won't find any ...
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Writing French characters

This question is (almost) exactly the same as this one : How to write directly French characters in Emacs and print them in LaTeX? You may read his question instead of mine, the only difference (I ...
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How to insert code with accents with listings?

I'm trying to insert source code in LaTeX with using listings, but my code has accents and pdflatex gives me this error: Unicode char \u8:�\expandafter not set up for use with LaTeX. This is a code ...
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Why do arguments to nested \tilde or \breve commands reappear when amsmath is used?

On LaTeX-Community.org I've noticed a strange problem with nested \tilde and \breve commands, when amsmath is used. In this code the X appears also in the output of the second and the third formula: ...
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Uralic phonetic alphabet or UPA – unusual diacritics

I am writing a linguistics MA thesis in LaTeX, and I will possibly need to use the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet, for example in glossing environments. What would be the best way to do this? I've seen ...
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stacked \widetilde and \dot

I need to typeset (from bottom up) math bold L with above-dot and widetilde (both centered horizontally above the L), i.e. approximate time-derivative of tensor-valued function. (I would google more, ...
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Why does xunicode not provide true backward compatibility?

As it is said in xetex mailing list Xunicode is mostly about backward compatibility, providing sensible general definitions for macros that have been defined in older packages which now ...
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Bold upright i-hat and j-hat for vector notation

I am trying to typeset a vector with i-hat and j-hat components: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathtools} \newcommand{\ihat}{\mathbf {\hat \imath}} ...
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Unicode or control sequences?

What kind of troubles may occur if Unicode characters will be entered directly in the following situations (English, no math): Diacritics: for example, ö instead of \"{o}. Em, en dashes and minuses. ...
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MinionPro: math accents on swash capitals

The MinionPro option swash makes \mathcal use Minion swash capitals. The position of math accents on swash capitals could use some adjustment (see below). For a single accent, applying \skew{6} ...
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How to write directly French characters in Emacs and print them in LaTeX?

I am editing LaTeX with Emacs. I would like to write in French. At the moment I have to write special French characters for instance like this: \'e prints é. If I write directly é in Emacs, the ...
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fontspec + package “accents” (bezos) = “! LaTeX Error: Command `\acute' already defined.”

I am trying to define the "less-than" Symbol "<" as a math-accent via the "accents" package of Javier Bezos. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{accents} \begin{document} ...
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Strange behaviour of “underneath” accents and \rowcolor

The following example shows the problem using the \b command for the "bar-under" accent: it seems to interact in an unexpected way with \rowcolor. Uncommenting the appropriate \renewcommand line, the ...
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Misplaced accent in ec-lmr10

In plain TeX, \ddot{a} places the double-dot accent correctly above the letter a. However, if I (attempt to) switch from the default (Computer Modern) fonts to ec-lmr10 (I believe that this is Latin ...
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Lowering second accent in mathmode

I've come to a situation where I must put a tilde/hat over the vector sign in math mode: \begin{document} % The start of the document $\tilde{\vec{\beta}}$ \end{document} I find the resulting ...
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\widetilde with Type 1 font

I am trying to use \widetilde with a custom font called LTL fonts http://theory.stanford.edu/~matteo/ltlfonts/ From its description: The font is distributed in outline Type 1 format, with ...
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Adjusting a converted OTF font for LaTeX

I have bought OTF Adobe Garamond Pro and successfully converted it to use with LaTeX (using otfinst.py). It works well including ligatures, old-style numerals, small caps, etc., but the problem is ...
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LaTeX fonts with proper kerning for characters with diacritics

Could you please recommend me fonts working with LaTeX that I can use to typeset text in e.g. Central European languages, with proper kerning? I am experiencing problems especially with pairs like ...
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How to mix accents from different fonts in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mix accents from different fonts? In TeXBook, exercise 9.6 Knuth asks to type Pal Erdos with needed accents in \tt font. The answer from the key is {\tt P\'al ...
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How to put a tilde under the symbol in math mode?

It is very easy to put a tilde over the symbol in math mode. Simply type $\tilde{a}$. But how to put a tilde under the symbol in math mode?
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How to mix accents from different fonts?

In TeXBook, exercise 9.6 Knuth asks to type Pal Erdos with needed accents in \tt font. So I've tried the naive {\tt P\'al Erd\H os} and succeed. But Knuth proposes to use the next mixup of fonts: ...
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How to get accented unicode characters that can be copy-pasted?

The aim is to generate the .pdf with accented characters (the .tex file has mixed macro and unicode input), in a way that the .pdf text can be copy-pasted. An example: \documentclass{article} ...
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mathaccent skewchar with XeTeX

How can I get the dots in the correct position: \font\test="XITS Math:script=math;mapping=italic" \skewchar\test=127 \XeTeXmathchardef\beta="0"1`β \def\ddot{\XeTeXmathaccent"7"1"0308} ...
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About TikZ and decoration (accent in text)

I use the command: \path [shift={(-2.75,0)},decorate, decoration={text along path, text={Plan meridien}}] (165:2.8) arc (165:90:2.8) ; to draw a text on the circular arc path. This work well. ...
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Math mode accents and spacing

I'm using accents to produce a variant of the \in operator but when I place an accent on it, as in \tilde{\in}, I get spacing that is different from \in, see the example and the image below. My ...
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TeX accents do not seem to work with fontspec and xe/lua/latex

I am using Minion Pro as mainfont and it does not have in its glyph table the character U+1E47 Latin small letter with dot below which I need only once in my document. Rather than change to another ...
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How can I manually choose the size of a wide accent? (math mode)

I would like to replace the usual \hat in maths with a larger one, but I do not want it to stretch. The size I want is "the smallest \widehat" (as in $\widehat{.}$). Is there a way to put that one ...
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Is there an Unicode code point for umlauts marked with a small e instead of a diaresis? [closed]

The original way to denote an umlaut in German was to write a small e on top of the umlauted letter, like in the second row of the image below. Is this form of the umlaut availabe via Unicode? In ...
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Mathaccents, fontdimens, macros, oh my!

Why doesn't this work? \def\circacc{% \dimen0=\fontdimen5\textfont2 \fontdimen5\textfont2=-.5ex \mathaccent\circ \fontdimen5\textfont2=\dimen0 }$\circacc a$\bye The last line produces an ...
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Get a black \mathring symbol

How can I get a black \mathring circle above variable, same as \mathring except the circle is "filled"?
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How to put a big dot (and circle) over a variable?

Example: Click here where one can see a big dot (and circle) over W. I am using \dot{W} and \mathring{W} but seems not big enough.
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Can I get a \widebar without using the mathabx package?

One can use \bar to put a bar over a letter in math mode, but often the bar isn't wide enough. An alternative is \overline, but this isn't an accent, so it doesn't take into account the skew of the ...
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XeLaTeX cannot map letters with diacritics correctly?

I found that XeLaTeX cannot map letters with more than two diacritics correctly. For example, \v{\"{u}} or \v{ü} cannot produce the expected ǚ correctly. I've tried many fonts, so I think it may not ...
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Overlaying caron and a vowel in boldface and italic styles

I found that a lovely typeface I wanted to use did not contain the graphs ǎ ě ǐ ǒ ǔ ǚ, which I need for Pinyin romanization in text mode. Discussion below takes ǎ as the example. Using the graph ǎ ...
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What is accents commands behavior ?

I've read LaTeX sources to define the real behavior of accent commands and I've failed. It states with this: \def\DeclareTextAccent#1#2#3{% \DeclareTextCommand#1{#2}{\add@accent{#3}}} i.e. it ...
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The source code for accent commands

I'm using LaTeX on Ubuntu, it calls TeX Live here. I'm interested to see source code of accent commands behavior. Where can I find it?
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glossaries : accent commands in 'see' references

Using the glossaries package, referencing another entry in \newglossaryentry with the see=label key, the following problem occurs if the name=... key of the referenced label has accent commands: ...
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Defining new accents in LaTeX

The documents that I type include lots of references to complex numbers and their complex conjugates, such as $j, \overline{j}$. I would find it lots easier to be able to type something as \*j to ...
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Missing glyph in TeXGyreTermes font

For Pinyin (Chinese romanization), I like very much the look of the font TeXGyreTermes-Regular that is installed with my TeX system. However, it seems to be missing a single Pinyin symbol that I ...
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(small) incompatibilities between LuaTeX+hyperref (pdftitle)+accents

The following ECM works fine when compiled with XeLaTeX, but if compiled with LuaLaTeX there is a minor problem : accented letter produces garbage in the pdftitle — but it's fine in the document . I ...
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How do I robustly typeset a double-hat?

I'm trying to typeset a symbol with two hat accents (useful for denoting superoperators in quantum mechanics, for instance), but \hat{\hat{L}} produces too much space between the hats. I found one ...
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German Umlauts in BibTeX

I have the following BibTeX source @INPROCEEDINGS{Lincke2008, author = {Rüdiger Lincke and Jonas Lundberg and Welf Löwe}, title = {Comparing software metrics tools.}, booktitle = {ISSTA}, ...
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How do I identify the encoding and family of a new math font?

In this question, sfranky asked to put a double accent over \bm{\phi}, produced by the bm package. Double accents are implemented in both the amsmath and accents packages, but those packages don't ...
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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Presence of accents in sections, chapters etc.

i would like to know how can i put labels and names of sections and chapters using accents. I get errors when i try \chapter{Conclusión} como se menciona en \ref{algo}. \section{Other seccion name ...
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Accented (French) characters in BibTeX database

I am having some difficulty using French letters in my LaTeX document. In my bibliography, I have this reference: @article{CLDM03, title={A Cinematography System for Virtual Storytelling}, ...
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Bad positioning of math accents for the beamer standard font

With a recent TeX distribution, the easy answer to this question is "load the sansmathaccent package" (which is Ariel's implementation of my answer). Actually, the corrected font should be loaded ...
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How do I lower the \widetilde accent, i.e., move it closer to the variable?

I sometimes find that the \widetilde accents sits too high above the math letter it is applied to. An example: To me it looks as if the first tilde is sitting just in between the two lines; it is ...
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Sub tilde in LaTeX

In LaTeX, \tilde{x} puts a ~ on top of the x. How can I put a ~ below the x?