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Why is the umlaut over the "i" typeset but not the acute over the "e" typeset?

\documentclass[10pt]{amsart}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}


\begin{document}

\noindent \textbf{10.) The author of Passage 2 would most likely respond to the journalists' view in Passage 1 of the battle between the forces ``good'' and ``evil'' by}
\begin{tabbing}
\hspace*{2em} \= \kill
\> \textbf{a.) }praising the journalists’ idealism \\
\> \textbf{b.) }mocking the journalists' na{\"i}vet{\'e} \\
\> \textbf{c.) }admiring the journalists' wit \\
\> \textbf{d.) }arguing that good and evil are not easily defined \\
\> \textbf{e.) }offering exceptions to the general rule
\end{tabbing}


\end{document}
  • @Au101 To match the formatting that I have in the current file ... and many similar files that I have. – A gal named Desire Jan 22 at 21:24
4

Since \' is a specific command of tabbing, like \`, these accents have to be input differently inside tabbing, with an a in between, \a'{e} and \a`{e}; thus

na\"{i}vet\a'{e}

Note that the syntax na{\"i}vet{\'e} is wrong anyway and it should be

na\"{i}vet\'{e}

Of course, using UTF-8 is simpler

\documentclass[10pt]{amsart}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}


\begin{document}

\begin{tabbing}
\hspace*{2em} \= \kill
\> \textbf{a.) }praising the journalists’ idealism \\
\> \textbf{b.) }mocking the journalists' na\"{i}vet\a'{e} \\
\> \textbf{c.) }admiring the journalists' wit \\
\> \textbf{d.) }arguing that good and evil are not easily defined \\
\> \textbf{e.) }offering exceptions to the general rule
\end{tabbing}

\bigskip

\begin{tabbing}
\hspace*{2em} \= \kill
\> \textbf{a.) }praising the journalists’ idealism \\
\> \textbf{b.) }mocking the journalists' naïveté \\
\> \textbf{c.) }admiring the journalists' wit \\
\> \textbf{d.) }arguing that good and evil are not easily defined \\
\> \textbf{e.) }offering exceptions to the general rule
\end{tabbing}

\end{document}

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You possibly want a further alignment point:

\documentclass[10pt]{amsart}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{showframe}

\begin{document}



\begin{tabbing}
\hspace*{2em}\= \textbf{a.) }\= \kill
\> \textbf{a.)} \> praising the journalists’ idealism \\
\> \textbf{b.)} \> mocking the journalists' na\"{i}vet\a'{e} \\
\> \textbf{c.)} \> admiring the journalists' wit \\
\> \textbf{d.)} \> arguing that good and evil are not easily defined \\
\> \textbf{e.)} \> offering exceptions to the general rule
\end{tabbing}

\bigskip

\begin{tabbing}
\hspace*{2em}\= \textbf{a.) }\= \kill
\> \textbf{a.)} \> praising the journalists’ idealism \\
\> \textbf{b.)} \> mocking the journalists' naïveté \\
\> \textbf{c.)} \> admiring the journalists' wit \\
\> \textbf{d.)} \> arguing that good and evil are not easily defined \\
\> \textbf{e.)} \> offering exceptions to the general rule
\end{tabbing}

\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Within the tabbing environment, you have \a'{e} to get the acute typeset over the "e," but in text mode, one only has to code \'{e}. Is that right? It seems odd that one has to code an "a" in \a'{e} to get the acute. – A gal named Desire Jan 18 at 16:26
  • 1
    @AgalnamedDesire In tabbing, the command \' means a completely different thing. – egreg Jan 18 at 16:27
1

May I humbly recommend

\documentclass[10pt]{amsart}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\newlist{mylist}{enumerate}{4}
\setlist[mylist,1]{label=\textbf{\arabic*.)}, labelindent=\parindent,
  leftmargin=3\parindent}
\setlist[mylist,2]{label=\textbf{\alph*.)}, leftmargin=0.5em}

\begin{document}

\textbf{10.) The author of Passage 2 would most likely respond to the
  journalists' view in Passage 1 of the battle between the forces ``good'' and
  ``evil'' by}
\begin{tabbing}
\hspace*{2em} \= \kill
\> \textbf{a.) }praising the journalists’ idealism \\
\> \textbf{b.) }mocking the journalists' na{\"i}vet{\'e} \\
\> \textbf{c.) }admiring the journalists' wit \\
\> \textbf{d.) }arguing that good and evil are not easily defined \\
\> \textbf{e.) }offering exceptions to the general rule
\end{tabbing}

\begin{mylist}[start=10]
  \item \textbf{The author of Passage~2 would most likely respond to the
    journalists' view in Passage~1 of the battle between the forces ``good'' and
    ``evil'' by}
 \begin{mylist}
    \item praising the journalists' idealism
    \item mocking the journalists' naïveté
    \item admiring the journalists' wit
    \item arguing that good and evil are not easily defined
    \item offering exceptions to the general rule
  \end{mylist}
\end{mylist}

\end{document}

enter image description here

(Wiser heads may be able to improve upon my hacks with enumitem but it should show you what you could be doing)

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