# How to cause tonal accents to replace tittles in TIPA?

The tittle (dot) in letters like i is replaced by the accent in normal TeX. When TIPA is used to create tonal vowels like í from characters like i and ɨ using `\textipa{\'i}`, the accent is placed above the tittle.

How can I cause the accent to replace the tittle?

• the standard markup would be to use a dotless i so `\'\i` not `\'i` although it is possible to make both work, as is done for the common ones in T1 encoding – David Carlisle Oct 20 '16 at 6:53
• Is there a dotless `ɨ`? – egreg Oct 20 '16 at 9:51