I'm trying to find the equivalent to \d (or \textsubdot) for the math mode.

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You can use the \underaccent command from the accents package. Something along these lines:




It's not in the TeX Book. If you don't mind cheating you could try the following but it's not nice:


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    Understandably this is a minimal working example. However, rather use a documentclass other than minimal (like article, say). I think \ensuremath here is a bit much, since you want the contents of \myd to be in math mode always. As such, rather use \d{$#1$} - just a suggestion.
    – Werner
    Jan 2, 2012 at 15:33

Excuse me for this old answer..but it is possibile to use also this code to get the dot under a symbol or a character.


\d{o}, \d{$\alpha$}, \d{$\xi$}, \d{$\epsilon$}

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For the \xi symbol it is not very good.

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