in my report I have to write the city word Umeå once. I have included \usepackage[english,swedish]{babel} but the result is

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Not exactly right :/ Is it possible to just write the letter Å without including Swedish in babel?

The packages used in the report is

\documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=11pt]{scrartcl} % A4 paper and 11pt font size
\allsectionsfont{\centering \normalfont\scshape} 
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    Your file is probably UTF-8 encoded and you have \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}. Change latin1 into utf8. No need to enable Swedish. – egreg Apr 13 '16 at 20:58
  • Sorry. I don't have that package. See my question amended with all the packages included in the document. – Orongo Apr 13 '16 at 21:00
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    Then add \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}. And remove swedish. – egreg Apr 13 '16 at 21:03

Here's a minimal example reproducing the problem.

Umeå \textsc{Umeå}

The file was saved as UTF-8 and the output is

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Change it to

Umeå \textsc{Umeå}

and you'll get

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There is no need to load babel-swedish for typesetting the character å.

  • I changed but get compile error. "! Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the option swedish yet. See the babel package documentation for explanation. Type H <return> for immediate help. ... l.3 \select@language{swedish} ? " – Orongo Apr 13 '16 at 21:15
  • @Orongo That's a temporary error, because you disabled a language. Remove the .aux file and retry. – egreg Apr 13 '16 at 21:23
  • question shows small caps. should get equivalent result with what you've answered, but it would be nice to see it. – barbara beeton Apr 14 '16 at 2:39
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    @barbarabeeton Added – egreg Apr 14 '16 at 8:13

How about: \r{a}

I don't think any package needed. See: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Special_Characters#Escaped_codes

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    I'm against typesetting accented letters with TeX constructs. All systems understand UTF8 nowadays, and it's really painful to read such coding. – Bernard Apr 13 '16 at 21:11
  • I can't find the letter I am looking for in the link. – Orongo Apr 13 '16 at 21:13
  • @Orongo How about \r{a} or even better \aa? I can find that on the linked page. – Johannes_B Apr 14 '16 at 8:20

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