[texhax] eine Frage

William F Hammond hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 19 09:07:22 CET 2017

Walt Burkhard <burkhard at cs.ucsd.edu> writes:

> I am trying the use the symbols \"a, \"o, and \"u within the
> math mode.
> How can I do this? 

\" is a text accent.  It cannot be used in math mode.  See
Lamport, p. 49.  So there is a choice.
Use \mbox{\"a} (or certain other containers)
use a math accent, in this case \ddot{a}.  (\ddot{}
creates a double dot rather than an umlaut, but it looks
roughly similar.)

                  -- Bill (living in San Diego)

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