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


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



  • To be more specific it's: \underaccent{\dot}{...} – Dejan Jan 2 '12 at 16:43
  • @Dejan: now I've updated my answer providing a complete MWE. – Gonzalo Medina Jan 2 '12 at 17:11

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 '12 at 15:33

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