{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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How to define a \widebreve command?

I would like to define a \widebreve command to employ with large symbols (such as $M$, or letter combinations such as $AB$) in math mode. Does someone know how to do it?
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How to use the result of a macro and not the macro itself?

I would like to use the result of a macro (that delete accentuated characters of a string variable called \name), saved in a variable called \nameSA, in a url. I thought that I could use the \nameSA ...
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Replacement of accentuated characters in a variable

I would like to replace accentuated characters in a string variable but I am not an expert about programming my own macros in Latex. So, I found a macro here : ...
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Misplaced Accents in Cyrillic Text

In educational material for the Russian language and linguistic literature the need to put accents on Cyrillic vowels often arises. However when I tried to do this with luaLaTeX the accents where ...
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Fixing the matching between combining accents and capital cyrillic letters [duplicate]

This question, which is a prosecution of the debate in Misplaced Accents in Cyrillic Text answered by @egreg, wishes to focus on the mechanism of combination of a combining accent (e.g. combining ...
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Accented letters, Unicode and LaTeX accents

So, there are three kinds of entities: accented Latin letters Unicode code points representing them Standard TeX/LaTeX commands that represent them. Of these, Unicode code points are defined ...
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Cannot write dieresis with *TeXWorks* [duplicate]

I am trying to write a dieresis with TexWorks (version 0.4.5 with Windows 8.1, if needed) with the code: \"{a} it should be correct, but this is what I get:
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biblatex and special character \'{\i} [duplicate]

I want to cite an article from a spanish author having the character í in his name. MWE: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{bib1.bib} ...
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Converting .tex file written in TeXShop (on a Mac) to .tex file which compiles correctly in TeXworks

I am currently switching from a Mac to a Windows Pc. My work on the Mac was written with TeXShop, when I open my .tex file with TeXworks (miktex 2.9) ALL letters with accents or hats are replaced by a ...
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I can't use an accent into a file directory with hyperref

suppose i have this path C:\holá where holá is a folder. I need to open it. So I tried with \href{run:C:/holá}{folder with an accent}. But this error message appears: "C:\hol\unhbox..." What can I ...
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Accents not positioned correctly over rsfs letters

On my computer, the file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \begin{document} $\tilde{\mathscr M}$ \end{document} renders as But shouldn't the tilde be shifted to the right, so ...
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Writing G{\aa}rding

Lars G{\aa}rding is a Swedish mathematician whom I want to quote. Although the macro \aa was usually providing the small circle above the a, it does not work with amsart.
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Which encoding used in LaTeX sources to convert PDF file accents to the doc format correctly?

I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Problem with French accents in TikZ environment

I am creating a spiral, inspired by Mark Wibrow's answer from Text spirals with TikZ. However, I have a problem. I want to put a text in the spiral that uses French characters and symbols, such as à, ...
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Missing Arabic Ligature due to diacritical marks in ConTeXt MarkIV

I am having an issue with Arabic Font Ligatures showing discrepancy between ConTeXt and XeLateX, when using the same font namely Scheherazade. The issue is not present when using XeLateX but only ...
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LuaLatTeX inefficiency in transliteration from cyrillic of acute accented vowels

Transliteration from cyrillic to latin characters can be done in LuaLaTeX with the help of directlua as shown by @DavidCarlisle: Create a mapping for transliteration from cyrillic to latin in LuaLaTeX ...
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Fixing problems in latin translitteration of acute accented cyrillic vowels with \directlua

A good translitteration method from cyrillic to latin characters using XeLaTeX is discussed in Using XeTeX for automatic transliteration of cyrillic letters Actually I'm using LuaLaTeX. the ...
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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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Use cleanthesis theme: french accent problem on MacOS X

I use the "cleanthesis" (http://cleanthesis.der-ric.de/) theme to write a French traineeship report but I have a problem with the accents. My é are convert to Ó (with double quote) I use these ...
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Special Characters in amsmath (specifically in newtheorem)

I'm trying to define: \newtheorem{defi}{Definició} but an error keeps showing up: l.24 \clearpage [1] (./Chapters/2a_part.tex ! Argument of \UTFviii@four@octets has an extra }. ...
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Problem with accents over letters

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[czech]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{ifxetex} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{czech} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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European Accents not showing correctly [duplicate]

When i type " é " directly with the appointed key, or use a key combination of "´ + e" (where I press the ´ first, the character doesn't show up, and then I pres e and the accent appears) it doesn't ...
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Latin characters with accents inside a Hebrew paragraph

This question is closely related to this one. I am trying to enter Latin characters with accents into a Hebrew paragraph, using XeLaTeX + polyglossia. It turns out that if I don't use the english ...
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Subscripts and superscripts on accented math characters [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} ${x_i}^j$ works as expected but not with an hat as in ${\hat{x}_i}^j$. The way I found to make it work is $\mbox{$\hat{x}_i$}^j$. Is there an nicer ...
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Umlauts in math mode

I'm trying to use German umlauts in math mode but get the known error: LaTeX Warning: Command \" invalid in math mode on input line ##. So I could think of two possible solutions: Use \text instead ...
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Error: Please use \mathaccent for accents in math mode for the following code

$$ = \sum_{e \in A} w(e) = \sum_{e \in A} w(e)+ \sum_{e \in \{(r,v)| v \in V(G)\}} w(e) = w( \~{A} ) $$ I'm not sure what's wrong with it. I'm in the math mode by using $$ $$, isn't it?
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Biblatex + Xelatex does not display accents

Biblatex works fine with pdflatex, but when compiling with Xelatex, suddenly accents disappear. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ backend=biber, style=alphabetic, citestyle=authoryear ...
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Why the accent key of my keyboard does not work correctly in Texmaker?

I'm a native Spanish speaker and am doing a book in LaTeX with Texmaker, which I've been using for quite some time. However I am having a problem with the accent key on my keyboard which only occurs ...
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Special character in bibliography

I can't put special characters like "ö" or umlaut "ü" in a bib entry, in spite of following the suggestions e.g. at How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography? and ...
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How do I provide a ddot accent in text using the stix-mathsf font within plain TeX?

If I use the font stix-mathsf and try to type H\"o, then the o will have a large inverted breve accent over it (because the position of the character \" is different from most fonts), whereas ...
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ç doesn't work in \write and \read

In Plain TeX when I do a \write containing ç or Ç in the string it gets expanded generating a lot of code in the output file, which can't be read back. I got this problem when reading a TOC: This is ...
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AMSTeX accents, not in math mode

I need to have a dash (or a bar) over a letter in a name, say G\=o ro for Goro, with one o "accented". The TeXBook tells me to do this: \=o for the dash over o. It does not seem to be working. I also ...
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long Hungarian umlaut in typewriter

An exercise from 'The TeXbook' asks to write "Pál Erdős" in typewriter type. The difficulty comes that \H cannot be used, as the typewriter font contains other symbols (namely a }) The proposed ...
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Tabbing environment with special characters

Inside a tabbing environment, certain symbol combinations (such as \') are reserved for defining tabs and increasing/decreasing indentation of the text. However, I would like to include special ...
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Importing accents and wide accents

I know how to import a single symbol from a different font (How can I use a symbol provided by a package without changing the entire mathematics font?), but it is possible to import an accent? For ...
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How do you do Paul Erdős' name in LaTeX

Paul Erdős' name has an "o" which has something a bit like an umlaut but not quite the same. How do you do this symbol in LaTeX?
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Need to use \pmb for bold math fonts

I need to submit my LaTeX source files to an IEEE journal. My paper contains bold math font, for which I used \bm{...} as recommended by most LaTeX users. Apparently, the journal does not use \bm but ...
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Problem with fontspec and LuaLaTeX [closed]

I want to write in french, using Lualatex using TexStudio. Therefore, I need to use characters like é, è or à. As Lualatex uses UTF-8 there should not be any problem, but those characters are not ...
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substitute widetilde in one font for another in plain tex

I am using newtx fonts in plain TeX. However, I prefer most of cmex to ntxexx. There is one exception (so far that I have found), the \widetilde, which is beautiful in ntxexx. I do not have any ...
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Lower vertical space in \left[ \right]

When using more than one mathematical accent on top of a symbol inside \left[ \right], the symbol appears in the vertical centre of the brackets, leaving an empty space in the lower part of the ...
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Double sided arrow notation for second-order tensors

How may I define \mytensor to look just like double sided arrow from \vec? I have tried \overset{\text{\tiny$\leftrightarrow$}}{#1} as described here but it isn't exactly what I want (at least with ...
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German Umlaute ä, ö, ß, … are not shown in PDF file

I have a problem writing German Umlaute like, ä, ö, ß, .... They show up as cryptical signs but not as Umlaute in the pdf- file. Here is my latex code ...
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accented characters in latex ignored in author section for CHI 2016 template

I'm using the \c{c} character with the current ACM sigchi template but, in the author's fields, the accents are ignored. They work fine within the body of the paper. Any ideas? \author{% ...
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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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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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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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Mirror tilde accent

Does anybody know if there is a "mirror" tilde accent command in any package? That is, the "wiggling" of the tilde accent going in the other direction. Something like defining this \backtilde ...
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Place a $\star$ over a letter as an accent

I want to create a stylized version of the i where the dot has been replaced by a $\star$. I know how to stackrel, but that's about the only thing I know about stacking things on top of eachother.
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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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Is there a way to adjust the vertical position of accent above a greek letter in math mode?

I'm trying to write phi with a wide tilde on top in order to indicate an estimate in statistics, but the tilde are by default clear above the letter, like so: I'm wondering if there is a way to ...