# Unusual Accented Letter: umlaut + accent [duplicate]

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This is the letter I'm trying to reproduce: ǘ

There's an umlaut and, on top, an acute accent. I can do one or the other but not both.

Any suggestion?

## marked as duplicate by user156344, Stefan Pinnow, Mensch, Community♦Mar 29 at 10:28

• Combining accents \'{\"{u}} works for me... (pdftex with with fontenc). – campa Mar 29 at 9:32
• @campa You have to add option T1, because in many other options it doesn't work. – user156344 Mar 29 at 9:40
• @JouleV Ups... I thought I wrote that... Thanks for the catch. – campa Mar 29 at 9:58
• @campa Now you can write an answer ;) – user156344 Mar 29 at 9:59
• This works: \'{\"{u}} Thanks Campa. – CyanideBaby Mar 29 at 10:26

With XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX,

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
ǘ
\end{document}


works.

• Thank you. Not a problem down the line if it's not typeset, with brackets and all, as other accents are? – CyanideBaby Mar 29 at 9:26
• And actually, it doesn't work for me. The letter simply disappears. Btw, I'm using /book. – CyanideBaby Mar 29 at 9:28
• @nofare Do you have an up-to-date TeX distribution? Do you use Xe/LuaLaTeX as the compiler? – user156344 Mar 29 at 9:28
• What doesn't work? This simple MWE or when you embed it into you larger document with all sorts of packages/options loaded? – sheß Mar 29 at 9:29
• Sorry should have been clearer: it doesn't work once embedded in a much larger document. – CyanideBaby Mar 29 at 9:52