# [texhax] macron accent with EC font?

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Sat May 1 00:50:16 CEST 2010

Heiko Oberdiek said the following at 04/30/2010 04:43 PM :
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 04:08:25PM -0600, D. R. Evans wrote:
>
>> I have a document that was originally designed to be used with Knuth fonts.
>> In a few places, the text contains an "a" with a bar over it. This was
>> achieved in the source, à la TeXbook p. 52, with the command: \=a.
>>
>> But I am now trying to set this document with Latin Modern, which is EC
>> encoded (I _think_ it's the encoding that's causing the problem). The \=a
>> command no longer does the right thing :-(
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> \usepackage{lmodern}
> \begin{document}
> \=a
> \end{document}
>

Thank you, but that's LaTeX. How do I accomplish what I need to do in TeX?

(I'm sorry; I frequently forget that this isn't just a TeX reflector.)

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