TeX Codes for Accents

TeX codes may be used only in the name field. If you are unsure of the code, it is better to omit it.


  • For accents, a control character or control word is followed by the letter to be accented within braces {}. Substitute the example letter with the correct one, i.e., for ü, enter \"{u}.
  • While there may be other acceptable TeX formats, the ones shown are preferred.
  • Output is shown only when there is an HTML equivalent.
Single accents using control characters: Letter a is used as an example, substitute actual letter.
Input Output Description
\`{a} à grave accent
\' á acute accent
\^ â circumflex, "hat"
\" ä umlaut, dieresis
\~ ã tilde, "squiggle"
\=   macron, "overbar"
\.   overdot accent
Single accents using control words: Substitute appropriate letter for example in braces.
Input Output Description
\v \v š Š Caron or hacek
\r å over-circle, ring; see also \aa
\c ç cedilla accent
\u   breve accent
\H   long Hungarian umlaut, double acute
\t   tie accent (joins two letters)
\d   underdot accent
\b   underbar accent
\k   Polish hook, ogonek
\lfhook   left or Latvian hook
\uarc   underarc
\utilde   under-tilde
Multiple accents: The letter a is used as an example, substitute appropriate letter.
Input Output Description
\candra   candrabindu (Indian)
\acudot   acute and underdot
\cfudot   circumflex and underdot
\cfac   circumflex and acute
Codes for pre-accented letters, ligatures, and related symbols: Enter as shown; do not substitute letters.
Input Output Description
  å Å Scandinavian A-with-circle; do not use \r
  æ Æ Scandinavian and Latin digraph AE
  Ð Icelandic eth or Slavic barred D
  ð Icelandic small eth
    Slavic small barred d
  ø Ø Scandinavian O-with-slash
  œ Œ French digraph OE
  ß German "ess-zet", "sharp S"
    undotted i; aways use for accented í
    Polish suppressed-L
    transliteration of cyrillic soft sign
    transliteration of cyrillic hard sign

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