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

Bruce Kellogg rbmjk at alltel.net
Mon Mar 24 21:06:59 EDT 2008

It is strange: when I process the file

\documentclass[10pt,oneside,leqno]{article}
\def \r{\rho}
\begin{document}
G{\aa}rding
\end{document}

I get an error message, and if I type "q" in the dialog box, I get a
misspelt Garding with
a Greek rho inserted. On the other hand, when I process the file

\documentclass[10pt,oneside,leqno]{article}
%\def \r{\rho}
\begin{document}
G{\aa}rding
\end{document}

there is no error message and I get what I expect.

Bruce Kellogg
rbmjk at alltel.net
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additional pleasure in digging out his
information from a crabbed text.
Bernard Berenson

On Mar 24, 2008, at 5:03 PM, 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.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
>
>
>