I would like to typeset

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would not work....

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    \check{\mathcal{R}} – Manuel Mar 28 '15 at 6:13

In the preamble, make sure you load amsmath:


Then in your document body you can use:


To get what you want.

Just in case, if you need examples of more accents:

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! How does this differ from Manuel's comment above? ;- – user31729 Mar 28 '15 at 6:29
  • If you don't call the amsmath package, it won't work... Basically that's the difference. – Carlos Viegas Mar 28 '15 at 6:33
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    I think, Manuel implied that ;-) And that's why he wrote a comment instead of a short answer – user31729 Mar 28 '15 at 6:35
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    Carlos, could you at least convert your code in a minimal working example (MWE)? – karlkoeller Mar 28 '15 at 7:00
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    I think that this answer was perfectly fine as it was when I saw it, not every question or answer needs a MWE. This one is so straightforward that a MWE is overkill. Also, answers in comments are not answers so the fact that someone posted a solution in a comment (and let's note it was only partial!) does not mean that no-one can post a proper answer. I added a little extra to hopefully satisfy those not happy with this. Welcome to the site, Carlos, and I hope that in future we can remedy this unfortunate first impression. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest StackExchange site. – Andrew Stacey Mar 28 '15 at 7:53

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