[OS X TeX] Scandinavian {\aa} ??

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Mon Mar 24 17:22:28 EDT 2008

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Mar 24, 2008, at 2:51 PM, Bruce Kellogg wrote:
>> The name G{\aa}rding, produces an error message on my version of TeXShop.
>> The error message says that there is a missing $. Any suggestions on how
>> I can type the name of this esteemed Swedish mathematician?
>> Bruce Kellogg
>> rbmjk at alltel.net
> Howdy,
> Can you give a complete, but minimal, example where this occurs? If I simply 
> place the name G{\aa}rding into a LaTeX document it compiles fine. Finally, 
> it isn't TeXShop that is giving you a possible problem, but the underlying 
> TeX distribution.

G{\aa}rding gets latex-ed finely for me too, in a minimal tex file, with 
no additional styles. But I recall a crazily rush moment, when one of the 
Swedish letters, most likely, namely {\aa}, caused errors for me too, may 
be for some additional styles. That is how I got to George's table on 
p.512 of Short_Course.pdf.

It would be good to know if indeed some styles are incompatible with 


> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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