{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 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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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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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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How do I lower the \widetilde accent, i.e., move it closer to the variable?

I sometimes find that the \widetilde accents sits too high above the math letter it is applied to. An example: To me it looks as if the first tilde is sitting just in between the two lines; it is ...
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TeX accents do not seem to work with fontspec and xe/lua/latex

I am using Minion Pro as mainfont and it does not have in its glyph table the character U+1E47 Latin small letter with dot below which I need only once in my document. Rather than change to another ...
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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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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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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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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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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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Bad positioning of math accents for the beamer standard font

With a recent TeX distribution, the easy answer to this question is "load the sansmathaccent package" (which is Ariel's implementation of my answer). Actually, the corrected font should be loaded ...
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Parsing strings containing diacritical marks (macros?)

I apologize that this question may seem very much like several other recent ones I have asked (Parsing leading hardspaces, Parsing a \$ as part of an improved \getargs command). They are all related ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I manually choose the size of a wide accent? (math mode)

I would like to replace the usual \hat in maths with a larger one, but I do not want it to stretch. The size I want is "the smallest \widehat" (as in $\widehat{.}$). Is there a way to put that one ...
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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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What else do I need to produce two dots above o?

In tex file: Toks\"{o}z It produces
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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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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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How to mix accents from different fonts?

In TeXBook, exercise 9.6 Knuth asks to type Pal Erdos with needed accents in \tt font. So I've tried the naive {\tt P\'al Erd\H os} and succeed. But Knuth proposes to use the next mixup of fonts: ...
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How to get accented unicode characters that can be copy-pasted?

The aim is to generate the .pdf with accented characters (the .tex file has mixed macro and unicode input), in a way that the .pdf text can be copy-pasted. An example: \documentclass{article} ...
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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 ...
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French accents in \hl from soul package

I'd like to use the \hl command from the soul package in a French text. However, it does not work whenever the part to highlight contains French accents (e.g.: \hl{é}). I could use \'e instead of é ...
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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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How can I typeset this accented, dotless i?

See the rough sketch above. I am able to typeset the accented i shown in the middle (for which I used the \v macro) and, obviously, the plain and simple i shown on the left also. However, I can't ...
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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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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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Math mode accents

In my long document I, sadly, have to use several accents to denote different kinds of symbols. Currently, I use primes ($x'$), hat, tilde, and overline. In addition I use two colored symbols (red ...
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Appearance issues with \bar{} and \underline{}

The following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \begin{document} \[ \left[\underline{x},\bar{x}\right] \] \[ \left[\underline{t},\bar{t}\right] \] ...
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Try to use AMS blackboard bold font together with TexGyrePagella

I am trying to use AMS blackboard bold font together with TG Pagella Math in the way given in this answer. But I got the error ! Internal error: bad native font flag in `map_char_to_glyph' Example ...
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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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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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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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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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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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UTF-8 encoding and Notepad with LaTeX

I have written some LaTeX commands in a separate file, say foo.tex and include them in my LaTeX document. Only after I edit foo.tex with Notepad (default editor in Windows), I get the following error ...
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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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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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How to make circumflexes wider but still of a fixed size in XeTeX?

Circumflexes looks too small and they are to close to the symbol in the PDF generated by XeLaTeX from UTF-8 source with Asana Math font for mathematics: Source: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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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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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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How to put a tilde under the symbol in math mode?

It is very easy to put a tilde over the symbol in math mode. Simply type $\tilde{a}$. But how to put a tilde under the symbol in math mode?
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Math mode accents and spacing

I'm using accents to produce a variant of the \in operator but when I place an accent on it, as in \tilde{\in}, I get spacing that is different from \in, see the example and the image below. My ...