I am trying to put a dot on a boldsymbol letter,


but I get this,

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but I want to have,

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with a \tilde between dot and x.

  • And what would you like to have?
    – Bernard
    Dec 11, 2018 at 23:37

2 Answers 2


It's better using bm:





You can also use \boldsymbol, there's no need to change all your source files except for adding \usepackage{bm}.

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  • Great! That's I really want :)
    – Mohammad
    Dec 12, 2018 at 0:04
  • And how about this one, \mathbf{\dot{\tilde{P}}}? It seems using \bm instead on \mathbf gives different result.
    – Mohammad
    Dec 12, 2018 at 0:05
  • @egreg: for the bold and italic format of the letter, as you see in your solution, the dot should be aligned a little bit to the right. I have also this problem for \bm and \symboldbold cases. Please let me know how we can sole this. This is obvious for $\dot{\bm{X}}$.
    – Amin
    Dec 12, 2019 at 12:06


does the trick I think

  • That works but I don't want the dot to be bold :(
    – Mohammad
    Dec 11, 2018 at 23:49

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