Daniel Filan

How to type Aleksander Mądry's last name in LaTeX

  1. Type “Madry”.
  2. Realize that the a has a little tail that you need to include.
  3. That’s a feature of the Polish alphabet called an ogonek.
  4. You type it in LaTeX like so: M\k{a}dry.
  5. You get the error “Command \k unavailable in encoding OT1”.
  6. That’s because you need LaTeX to use a slightly different font package.
  7. In your preamble, add \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}.
  8. You’re done.

My thanks to the Stack Exchange articles about how to use that symbol and how to deal with the LaTeX error I got implementing that fix.