# fontspec + package “accents” (bezos) = “! LaTeX Error: Command \acute' already defined.”

I am trying to define the "less-than" Symbol "<" as a math-accent via the "accents" package of Javier Bezos.

\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{accents}

\begin{document}

$\accentset{<}{A}$

\end{document}


However, I get the following error message:

! LaTeX Error: Command \acute' already defined.


Leaving out the fontspec-package does the trick. Unfortunately, I need it for the rest of the document. Is there a way to get around this problem?

• Interestingly, this looks very much like the errors I get with tex4ht and XeTeX... That'll have to go in another question though (if they persist with LuaTeX...) – ℝaphink Aug 22 '11 at 19:51

It works with the no-math option for fontspec, which suppresses fontspec maths adjustments. This is also the behavior if a maths font package such as mathpazo or unicode-math is loaded, so the error would not occur then.
\documentclass{minimal}
$\accentset{>}{A}$