{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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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 ...
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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 ...