I want to learn how to type diacritical marks over 'r' and 'i' in latex. I need to write a name of Czech Republic origin. The diacritical mark over 'r' looks like a small 'v' on the head of the 'r' and the diacritical sign above 'i' looks like a mirror image of the symbol `

Any help is appreciated!

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    – js bibra
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 4:36
  • Welcome to the site! Since it’s not really clear from the link provided: the simplest approach is just to type the character into your UTF-8 document. If you’re compiling in PDFTeX, normalize your source file to NFC and include the command \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} In LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX, it should just work, but you might need \usepackage{fontspec}.
    – Davislor
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 6:44
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    You can use \'{i} for í and \v{r} for ř. As mentioned by @Davislor, however, it is probably easier to use the fontenc-package (maybe in combination with the inputenc-package) to type the characters directly in the TeX source. Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 14:41
  • @RenéB.Christensen Someone might still need inputenc (or luainputenc) to compile a document originally written in a different encoding, such as CP1250. Even then, it might be advisable to use selinput, so that the document will just work no matter how it is re-encoded. I would recommend that any new document be saved as UTF-8, which has been the default LaTeX encoding since 2018.
    – Davislor
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 18:41
  • You can write ř or í.
    – wipet
    Commented Feb 15, 2021 at 17:39


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