I’m writing a linguistics paper using the tipa package, and I need to put an acute accent mark (´) to show tone on top of a barred i (ɨ). If I use \'{\textbari} or textipa{\'1} I get a character with the accent mark on top of the tittle. However, I need it to remove the tittle. With a normal i, I could just write \'{\i} with a backslash in front of it to remove the tittle, but crucially, this doesn’t work for something like \textbari.

In short, I get , but I need .

Grateful for suggestions!


This seems quite enough for the standard sizes.













The third line shows the characters superimposed to one another in different color and the differences are very small to be really noticeable.

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  • I have been using this answer in many papers, but if I wanted to make this available also with \large font size, how would I go about in defining that? – Lundgren8 Jul 9 '19 at 11:39
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    @Lundgren8 Fixed to work with every size. – egreg Jul 9 '19 at 11:50
  • Thanks, that works brilliantly! Is it possible to make this work in a section header? I think it would be very legible, but in theory I could also type out its phonetic definition as a title. – Lundgren8 Jul 17 '19 at 16:28
  • @Lundgren8 Doesn't it work in a section title? – egreg Jul 17 '19 at 20:08
  • Huh, that’s weird. It works when I isolate it in a new document, but within my own project I get ~32 error messages. It must clash with some other package or something. – Lundgren8 Jul 18 '19 at 6:57

Use \rlap{-}\'\i or \leavevmode\rlap{-}\'\i if that symbol start a paragraph. Example:

\leavevmode\rlap{-}\'\i p  ip  \rlap{-}\'\i p ip
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  • \makebox[0pt][l]{-}\'i would be my choice – egreg Feb 14 '18 at 9:21

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