I would like to create a customized accent that is basically the symbol \therefore, i.e. I would like to have a letter with the "three-dot \therefore symbol" on top of it. I am new to LaTeX and I am not sure if there is an easy way to do this.

  • Please use backticks ` not " to format code in questions, answers or comments. They will then be displayed in the proper font. – Martin Scharrer Apr 27 '11 at 13:09
  • Sure. Thanks for editing my question. Will keep your suggestions in mind when I post my questions. Thanks. – srikanth Apr 27 '11 at 13:19

You can use accents package.





DON'T use \stackrel, it is designed for math relations. And don't use \overset from amsmath, the postion is not correct.

  • Thank you for clearing that up. I will delete my answer with bad recommendations. – ipavlic Apr 27 '11 at 13:14
  • It works. Thank you very much for your help. – srikanth Apr 27 '11 at 13:18

I just wanted to show how trying to be really clever can get you shot in the foot:

$ \dot{\ddot{a}} $

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    Sounds like a great way to typeset the name of really, really heavy metal band. – Emre Apr 27 '11 at 15:22

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