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Double Grave Accent

Postby Martin222 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:35 am


I have a problem that seems all too simple, but I simply cannot find the solution: I need to put a double grave accent above letters. I know that the double acute accent works via \H{}. But I could not find anything that corresponds when it comes to grave accents.

Generally speaking, is there any systematic way to distribute any number of diacritics uniformly above/below a letter next to one another (rather than one at the top of/below the other)?

Thanks in advance!


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Postby localghost » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:29 pm

Letters with such an accent exist as Unicode characters (e.g. »Ȁ«, U+0200) but are not available (directly) for PDFLaTeX. You could type it directly in the source of your document when using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX as typesetting engine. I'm not aware of a workaround (but perhaps somebody else) for PDFLaTeX. If you have many of those characters, the use of XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX can be preferable.

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Postby Sime » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:05 am

Yes, there is a workaround for pdfLaTeX. Use
and type: \textdoublegrave{o}

(the option "safe" avoids conflicts with commands like "\," "\!" and some other; see the package documentation).


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