\asteraccent is great. It allows me to put an asterisk above a symbol (see here)

But, it requires me to use the following package


which gives me a terrible time to produce a buggy sty out of its sources and worse than that I have to replace Latex compiler by XeLatex.

All just for \asteraccent!

Is there any alternative to \asteraccent with a decent look?

  • I prefer to avoid something like $_x^*$ – ar2015 Apr 16 '17 at 11:08
  • \usepackage{accents} and \accentset{*}{a} maybe? – clemens Apr 16 '17 at 11:20
  • @clemens, It is fantastic – ar2015 Apr 16 '17 at 11:52
  • possible duplicate: Math mode accents – barbara beeton Apr 16 '17 at 14:13

Thanks to user clemens,



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