{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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Cannot typeset upper case C with caron (Č) with XCharter package [on hold]

I cannot typeset Č with XCharter loaded (with pdflatex). How can I work around this limitation? The mwe: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{XCharter} ...
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inputenc causing “Error: Unicode char \u8:Ø\isdot not set up for us” [on hold]

In the text below, the line \RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc} is causing this error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:Ø\isdot not set up for us It's something to with the {\O} in the bib file. ...
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Side by side hats

I am trying to typeset a symbol with two hats, side by side. Like this, but less ugly (regular hat for comparison): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\hat{X} ...
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umlaut vs. diaeresis (double-dot)

What is the difference between \H{o} and \"{o}? Is the first an umlaut (for German) and the second a diaeresis (for English)? E.g., for setting "Moeller" and "cooperation".
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“Package inputenc Error” when using biblatex with accented characters

I'm getting errors such as this: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ärt not set up for use w and this Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:é\isdot\ifblank not set when trying to compile a ...
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accentbx vs \parbox, or \' vs \"

Minion Pro font does not have ^^^^0301 accent working. So to get accents above cyrillic letters I use accentbx package. But unfortunately the accent gets broken if included in a \parbox{} MWE: ...
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Accents generate errors with moderncv class

When using accented characters (e.g. ë) I get the following error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ële not set up for use with LaTeX. A minimal working example is given below. To the best ...
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How to replace (unicode) characters by ü,ğ,ş etc.?

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to input accents in PlainTeX with UTF-8 encoding?

I'm using TeX with the plain format. On my keyboard there is the 'è' character (as well as é, ò, à, ù, ì). I'd like to make it work so that, when put è in the input file, TeX transforms it into \`e, ...
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How to check the text mode

I need to check that during symbol replacement the mode is really text. This came from such task: I do replace underdot symbols like ạ to avoid in pdflatex errors like "Unicode char \u8:ạ not set up ...
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What is better math or text mode for special utf8 symbols

There are some utf8 symbols (ĉ ĝ ...) in the input for pdflatex and I use in preambula commands like \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{0109}{$\hat{c}$}, \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{011D}{$\hat{g}$} and so on ...
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The very basics of french accents

How do I write this sentence "Le comportement de l’homme rationnel devant le risque: critique des postulats et axiomes de l’école Américaine" in French in LaTex? I need to know the basic, as I have ...
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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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Notation of derivative of theta 1 squared?

I want to get the square of the derivative of theta 1. There are two options as far as I can see: \dot{\theta}_1^2 or \dot{\theta_1}^2 They produce different outputs. First one seems neater ...
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To input symbols with utf8 codes beyond the standard utf8 packet in Latex

I have input text for Latex with symbols like Ẃ ẃ Ẅ ẅ Ỳ ỳ and so on and must translate it into pdf. The task came from the whole work of export from Library of Congress catalog to prepare article in ...
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Advice for coding with excessive quantities of symbols, accents, and special characters

I am beginning a new project where I will be using far more special characters and accents than I ever have before. Given that this will not be in my native language (or a language I even speak) I am ...
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Symbols do not copy correctly from latex pdf to ms word

I have text containing 3 symbols in pdflatex and produce pdf. It is OK. Then i copy these symbols and paste in MS word 2013 and have another symbols or from one symbols two are produced: Before ...
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What does symbol ~ do in Latex?

I noticed this symbol in an example. Including or excluding this from the source doesn't change anything. However, if I include \~, it puts a ~ on the first letter of the next word. So, what could be ...
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Enabling UTF-8 file encoding in various text editors [closed]

Many IDE / text editors used by latex community do not encode tex files into utf-8 by default. When trying to use diacritics, various issues may arise. Example code: \documentclass{article} ...
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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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A custom “letter” in text mode

I am trying to typeset a letter x (in both lower- and uppercase) that has a small circle overlaid exactly onto the (perceived) middle of the character. My current best effort is x\llap{$\circ$}, but ...
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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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Bibliography .bib encoding utf8 (french) accents

I am trying to use a bibliography for a my latex report. I am using a .bib file named bibli with articles written in french (so the titles have accents like é or ô). At the beginning of my .tex file I ...
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Extracting overrightharpoon from MnSymbol

Many previous questions have talked about extracting symbols from MnSymbol, or found alternatives from other packages. However, I have not been able to find a suitable replacement for ...
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Configurable and Extensible Accents (Arrows, Dots, Vectors)

There seems to be no shortage of questions that ask how to place some symbol (frequently a non-standard arrow) over another symbol. Similarly, many people also want extensible arrows. And as expected, ...
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How can I automatically replace all accentuated characters by the corresponding codes in TeXnicCenter?

First I want to apologise in case the question has already been asked, although I failed to find the topic on this site. So here's the thing : I've recently begun to type my lessons in LaTex using ...
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PDF table of contents, and some character accents [duplicate]

When I create a document with pdftex, I use chapter and section titles, and -through using babel- also accented characters. In the document itself these characters appear OK. Most of them appears ...
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How to make a larger “\dot”

I'm writing up some notes that will be displayed on an overhead projector. The standard time-derivative \dot{x} produces a dot that is hard to see. Does anyone know of a package or have a macro that ...
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Really wide hat symbol

Is there any way to get a hat wider than widehat? Why doesn't \widehat{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz} really go over all of it?
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Problems with accents and special characters using xelatex template for CV

I am building my CV using the xeLaTeX template below: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/wilson-resume-cv When trying to include accents as I usually do in LaTeX, I got wrong symbols like this: ...
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Texworks interprets double quotes as two single ones, more specifically \"{} as \'{'}

I have an funny, yet annoying, issue that I only recently discovered as I started writing in Dutch. (As such I can not trace when the issue started) My Texworks (ubuntu Gnome 14.04 ) interprets \"{} ...
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accent above a greek letter

I want to make the greek letter omega with an accent above it. I know that I make the letter in math mode: $\omega$ and I know that I add a accent this way: \'{e} But when I combine the two: ...
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How to write two dot above a letter?

the two dots above a letter represents two derivative of varible t. My method: \documentclass[UTF8]{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} ...
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Accented Character in ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps

I'm looking to use an ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps and the lettrine package. However Zallman Caps doesn't have all characters I'm interested. In particular, I'm interested in placing ...
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Accent encoding problem with TeXShop 3.5 Mac OS X Yosemite [on hold]

I'm using TeXShop 3.5 on two Macs, both running on Yosemite. When I try to compile a doc with french accents on one of them, all runs fine; but on the second I get errors of the type: "undefined ...
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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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Highlighting words with special characters using \hl (soul)

I am using xelatex, polyglossia and the document is in UTF-8 encoding. I use the soul package to highlight words (using soulutf8 makes no difference). The problem is really weird, so I will go ...
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Hat over numbers without math mode in XeLaTeX

I'm using the Alegreya font in XeLaTeX and I'm wondering if I can put a hat over numbers outside of math mode. I ask because Alegreya doesn't have math functionality, so the integers default to CM ...
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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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Unusual custom math accent

I want to introduce a new type of math accent that is basically an overbar, but also has small (scriptscriptsize?) text set to the right of the bar. Basically something like $\bar{A}^{\mathrm{co}}$ ...
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Why are Accented Capital Letters not well decoded in QRCODE?

Double accented capital letters, such as ÙÇ, ÙÉ, ÀÇ, and ÈÏ, are not well decoded in a qrcode. Is there a way to fix that ? \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % if this package is ...
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Latex Tengwar Combining Diacritics Not Combining

This is the code I am using to try and get nicely combined Tengwar, but it's coming out with all the combining diacritics on circles next to the characters, instead of on top of them. ...
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Accented letters in french

I have experienced problems with the following Polyglossia xelatex fontspec does not recognize accented letters in french i'm using Texniccenter as editor of tex with the latest update to my ...
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What is the best way to encode diacritical marks with the default input encoding?

Suppose, I want to write a word with diacritical marks, say fïbęj, and I cannot use Unicode or similar but instead I have to keep maximum compatibility for all sorts of situations. If I am not very ...
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How to make a trap if '\mathring' command is being used in Tex Document?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \usepackage{accents} \begin{document} \title{TEST} \date{} \maketitle $\mathring{I}\mathring{J}\ring{I}$ \end{document} Pop up an error if \mathring ...
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bad accent position

Can anybody tell me how to get the right position of grave accent (or accents at all) above Cyrillic letters? with this || \textbf{\mbox{сп\`{о}р-ен}, -ни} \textit{прил.\,м.} || \textbf{спор\`{я}} ...
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How to centre underaccent under letter?

Here's the M(not)WE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{accents} \renewcommand{\vec}[1]{\ensuremath{\mathbf{#1}}} ...
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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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Is there a way to add accented characters support to the QRcode package?

Is there a way to add accented characters support to the qrcode package ? \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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How to write accents in LaTeX?

I need to cite the journal "Sankhyā: The Indian Journal of Statistics" in a paper. I would like to draw the ā character properly (i.e., I'd prefer, if possible, to avoid using some hack, such as \bar ...