# Producing isolated accents

Is it possible to produce isolated accents, with no letters under it?

I'm looking for these characters in specific:  ~ ^ ´ ˆ ˜ ¨

You can generate the accent like you would normally, only use a space as the letter to apply it to. As an example, consider the following:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
$\tilde{ }$ $\hat{ }$ \'{ }
\end{document}


Which looks like this:

There's no need to go in math mode:

\{} \'{} \^{} \~{} \v{} \u{} \.{}


are various examples: just tell TeX to put the accent over nothing.