# Manually constructing a dot under accent

In my thesis I would like to have an n with the combining dot under diacritic, but unfortunately my font doesn't have that particular accent, I figured I could try to construct it ad hoc (since I just need it in a single place) from a plain n and a period. I tried various things, shifting the period down a few points and twiddling with hskips, but nothing really works.

Is there a way to do this that both looks decent as well as preserving my sanity?

• As always it is a good idea to post a minimal example showing what exactly you have so far. Then it is a lot easier for others to guide you in the right direction. Jan 9 '15 at 12:05
• You should post a minimal compilable example. Doesn't \d n work? And \underdot n? Jan 9 '15 at 12:06
• It would help to have an image of what you want. Jan 9 '15 at 12:20
• Is perhaps this question helping you? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/20789/… Jan 9 '15 at 12:48
• if you need it in math mode, see this question: How can I draw a dot under a symbol in math mode? Jan 9 '15 at 13:34

# Accent macro \d

The accent \d also works with OT1 encoding:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\d{n}
\end{document}


# A constructed solution via \ooalign

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\ooalign{n\cr\hfil\raisebox{-.5ex}{.}\hfil}%
\end{document}