[texhax] How to accent Garcia?

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Thu Apr 8 01:48:31 CEST 2004

Dear Texhaxers:

I have a reference that should have an accent over an i in 'Garcia'. 
This form:


works, but there is a dot on the i in addition to the accent.

The LaTeX book by Lamport on page 50 gives a solution: use \imath.
That is fine, but the i becomes math italic, which will not

Ok, try to put it in an mbox:

{Garc\'{$\mbox{\imath}$}a de Abajo}

This fails because the imath is no longer in math mode.

The LaTeX FAQ has nothing about this that I could find:


Two other FAQs I list on my pages at
don't help either.

Web searches didn't help.

Anybody have an idea for this?

The reference is:

Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 057401 (2003)
Optical Properties of Gold Nanorings
J. Aizpurua,1 P. Hanarp,2 D. S. Sutherland,2 M. Käll,2 Garnett W.
Bryant,1 and F. J. García de Abajo

(Amusingly, the cut and paste from the APS web site gave the unicode
character which shows up correctly for me on this terminal ...  LaTeX
does not - yet??? - accept this character.)

Regards to all,


  Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
  National Cancer Institute
  Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
  permanent email: toms at alum.mit.edu (use only if first address fails)

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