# How to write “Nosé–Hoover thermostat” in latex?

I want to write following in latex -

Nosé–Hoover thermostat

I tried this but it didn't work -

Nos$\ {\prime} e$--Hoover thermostat

• Welcome to tex.sx. This isn't math. It's an accented letter in text. This can be input either as Nose--Hoover or directly as Nosé–Hoover if your input is encoded as utf-8. – barbara beeton May 25 at 23:42
• Why an endash between two names instead of a simple hyphen? – Bernard May 25 at 23:45
• @barbarabeeton yours didn't work, but I tried "Nos\'{e}--Hoover thermostat" and it worked. – Raghav May 25 at 23:58
• @Bernard -- An en dash is used when multiple authors are involved. For relevant examples, see the AMS Style Guide for Journals, page 93. – barbara beeton May 26 at 0:33
• @Bernard A Nose-Hoover (with a hyphen) is a device for cleaning up after you use a nose hair trimmer, not a type of thermostat :) – alephzero May 26 at 1:38

In the main text, just write, “Nosé–Hoover thermostat” (with a Unicode en-dash) and save the file as UTF-8. Then add to your preamble either the line

\usepackage{fontspec}


if you’re compiling in LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX, or

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}


If you need to use the legacy toolchain.

You can enable a few more symbols that aren’t in the T1 encoding with \usepackage{textcomp}, such as the copyright and Euro symbols. (You don’t need to do that if you’re already using the first method, with fontspec.)

You can still write this the old-fashioned way as Nos\'{e}--Hoover`, and with some bibliography packages you might need to.