{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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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 ...
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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 ...