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Time for action – experimenting with accents

We will write some words having letters with accents in Portuguese and in French.

1. Create a new document:
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
N\~{a}o compreendo. H\'{a} aqui algu\'{e}mque fale ingl\^{e}s?

Comment \c{c}a va? O\{u} se trouve l'a\'{e}roport?
\end{document}`
2. Typeset to see the generated accents:

What just happened?

LaTeX provides some special commands to produce a variety of accents. They may be combined with any letter. Such a command consists of a backslash followed by one character. The accent will be put above or below the letter that has to follow in curly braces. The following table ...

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