{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 there an easy way to raise or lower the hat operator in math mode

Using the hat operator in math mode in beamer, the hats are smashing into the characters. I can use \skew{n} to move them n points to the right, but I need to raise them a point or two. Is there an ...
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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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French accents in \hl from soul package

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Problem with accents and special characters in document, using Legrand Orange Book template [duplicate]

I am writing a series of documents, that I want to show the best look I can get. In the process, I found an amazing template, that of course I would like to use with those documents. From the very ...
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Redefining \^ and \~ in math mode?

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Double-bar notation for second-order tensors

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Accent in equation list

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How do you put a circle on top of an exponential symbol

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Geometric markings in the text for line segments and angles

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Hyphenation of words with accents doesn't work [duplicate]

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Missing space after “ø” \o [duplicate]

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XeLaTeX: Accents (with Linux Libertine font) require T1-fonts

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Macro for moving hat symbol up

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How to reduce the space between the hat of overset and the symbol?

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What else do I need to produce two dots above o?

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pdfTeX warning: has been referenced but does not exist, replaced by a fixed one, with German Umlaut

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Arabic Vowels not appearing

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Trouble with PNAS template and accents in body and references

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How to write $\~{B}$

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How to remove an unwanted tilde in the citations?

I'm inserting citations with bibtex and getting an unwanted tilde before the author's names. How could I prevent this behavior? The headers of my document are \documentclass{sig-alternate} ...
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Diacritics above dotted i (i with tittle)

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Multiple diacritics on one character

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space after characters with carons

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I want to create an environment that would convert all á to \=a, all é to \=e and so on... (short-hand for macrons) Something that should have been a five-minutes easy-to-write tool became a real ...
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Umlauts or other special characters in TpX

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Language-specific removal of diacritics from text and bibliography

I am using XeLaTeX and BibLateX to write papers in the humanities. I routinely use transcriptions of Chinese (pinyin), Korean (McCune-Reischauer), Japanese (Hepburn), Manchu (Norman) etc. In addition, ...
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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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generating combining characters in LuaLaTeX with Garamond Premr Pro

I'm trying to produce the œ́ character using Garamond Premier Pro in LuaLaTeX. I'm using fontspec in TeXLive 2012 to load the font. I seem to recall having had success doing this rather easily with a ...
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Sorting Vietnamese utf8 index with make-rules in xindy package

I am using the xindy package to compile the index containing Vietnamese. It works fine except the order within words. The "standard" order is accepted as the following, which is different from the ...
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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?
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In Emacs (with AUCTeX), if i use <C-c '> to see errors, it copies the command <C-c %>

I don't know why, but since recently my Emacs is behaving strangely. As usual I compiled using C-c C-c to call LaTeX, then there were errors and it asked me to type (as usual) C-c '. but when I did it ...
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Different languages in my bibliography biber problem

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How to get a circle over A

As given on this website, the command \AA is what I am looking for. However it simply produces rA instead of putting a circle over the top vertex of A. How do I fix this? I am trying to get someone's ...
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How do I get two mathrings centered over a variable?

I am trying to represent a second order, dimensionless derivative by two open circles overtop a variable. I understand how to do one (\mathring v), and I understand how to do multiple solid dots ...