# How to put a dot on a boldsymbol letter in LaTeX?

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

\dot{\boldsymbol{\tilde{x}}}(t)


but I get this,

but I want to have,

with a \tilde between dot and x.

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

It's better using bm:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{bm}

\begin{document}

$\dot{\bm{\tilde{x}}}(t)$

\end{document}


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

• Great! That's I really want :) Dec 12, 2018 at 0:04
• @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 $\dot{\bm{X}}$.
\boldsymbol{\dot{\tilde{x}}}(t)