[texhax] macron accent with EC font?

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Sat May 1 00:08:25 CEST 2010

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 :-(

How do I obtain the a-with-a-bar in the new font?


PS I thought that $\bar{\rm a}$ would work (even though I'm sure that's not
the "right" way), but it didn't: the "a" was still not set in the roman
font, for reasons I don't understand.

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