Accent of the letter '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 figure out how to typeset the one shown on the right. How can I do that?

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    \u{\i} makes a rounded shape, \v{\i} an acute one. – egreg Nov 30 '13 at 16:02
  • @egreg, how to do this in math mode? – Sigur Nov 30 '13 at 16:04
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    @Sigur \text{\u{\i}}? – Manuel Nov 30 '13 at 16:04

For the breve accent in text mode use \u{\i}, for the háček use \v{\i}. In math mode, they are \breve{\imath} and \check{\imath}.


\verb|\u{\i}|: \u{\i}

\verb|\v{\i}|: \v{\i}

\verb|$\breve{\imath}\ne\check{\imath}$|: $\breve{\imath}\ne\check{\imath}$


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