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I am trying to use the \check notation for \boldsymbol{\mathcal A}, but it does not appear in the right place; please see below for a minimal code and comparison with ordinary A and ordinary \mathcal{A}. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}

\begin{document}

\begin{align*}
\check{A}\\
\check{\mathbf A}\\
\check{\mathcal A}\\
\boldsymbol{\check{\mathcal{A}}}\\ 
\check{\boldsymbol{\mathcal A}}
\end{align*}

\end{document} 

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  • Wouldn't you want \boldsymbol{\check{\mathcal{A}}} instead? Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 22:01
  • Thanks. It works, but it makes the "check" symbol also bold. I prefer not to have the check symbol in bold.
    – Farokh
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 22:08

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For automatic correct positioning, you should define a new math alphabet:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}

\DeclareMathAlphabet{\mathbcal}{OMS}{cmsy}{b}{n}

\begin{document}
\begin{align*}
\check{A}\\
\check{\mathbf{A}}\\
\check{\mathcal{A}}\\
\check{\mathbcal{A}}
\end{align*}

\end{document}

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  • Could you please explain why it's necessary to define the new alphabet? Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 22:13
  • @GonzaloMedina Because the \boldsymbol way creates a subformula and in this case TeX puts the accent centered over the subformula. It's the same as \check{abcdef}.
    – egreg
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 22:16
  • I see. Thank you. You already had my +1 before the explanation :-) Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 22:18

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