# Beamer and graphic accent

I am using the beamer class for my thesis in Italian. Written Italian includes graphic accents, but beamer misunderstand them. This is a MWE of my problem:

\documentclass{beamer}
\mode<presentation>

\usetheme{Warsaw}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}

\begin{document}
Test: à
\end{document}


All I get is an 'A' with a '~' symbol on top.

• Have you saved in Latin-1 encoding? It works for me if you do, but fails as you describe when saved in UTF-8. – Joseph Wright May 3 '12 at 20:46
• where can I choose how to save file? – BAD_SEED May 3 '12 at 20:49
• That depends on which editor you use. – Joseph Wright May 3 '12 at 20:50
• TexMaker: xm1math.net/texmaker – BAD_SEED May 3 '12 at 20:51

The best way I found to put accented letters and ensure multiuser and multisystem compatibility is to encode the document in UTF8.

If you use texmaker Preferences -> Editor -> Font Encoding. Select UTF8.

Then in the document preamble write:

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

• I'm italian too, and I remember the pains when I started using LaTeX :) – gcedo May 3 '12 at 21:01
• Does it work for Σ ⇛ ⇒ too ? – nicolas Apr 24 '16 at 15:33
• Yes, it works for every UTF-8 character. But this is LaTeX, you have macros for those characters in the math environment. :) – gcedo Apr 25 '16 at 10:20

Try a semi-automatic input selection by the selinput package from the oberdiek bundle.

\documentclass[italian]{beamer}
\mode<presentation>
\usetheme{Warsaw}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{selinput}     % Replacement for »inputenc«
\SelectInputMappings{     % Semi-automatic input selection
agrave={à},             % by a list of selected glyphs