# Newcommand with accents

I would like to create a command to automatically generate accented letters like è or é.

I tried:

\newcommand{\ar}[1]{\´#1}
\newcommand{\al}[1]{\#1}

\ar{e}
\al{e}


but the result was "Undefined sequence".

Anyone know how to solve this problem?

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I think you may have a non-ascii character, ´, in the first \newcommand; hence, TeX doesn't recognize the control sequence \´ and generates an error message. Just use an ordinary apostrophe instead: \'.
\documentclass{article}