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Polya in LaTeX

Postby drpartha » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:57 am

Can someone tell me the correct way to typeset George Polya using LaTeX , using that queer accent symbol above o in Polya ?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:23 pm

If you use pdfLaTeX, load inputenc to specify your input encoding. It's utf8 on modern Mac OS and Linux, utf8 with modern Windows editors, or latin1 with older Windows editors.


If you use XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, that is not needed, since utf8 supported by default.

Then just type George Pólya, or copy and paste the letter if your keyboard cannot type it easily. You can simply use letters with accents in the text. In addition, for proper output support, add:


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