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This does not address the question at all, but perhaps we could make a list of names which are frequently mis-spelled (or have variant spellings/Romanisations). Please add more to this post, but try to keep the list in "alphabetical" order and include a link to a math.SE search for each variant. Perhaps put in bold the correct/preferred spelling, if any. ...


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I’ve now been sent a translation, by someone who prefers to remain anonymous, and have added it to the answer. My thanks to the translator.


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It would be a misconception to consider the source of a post as somehow analogous to the source of a LaTeX document (not only diacritics but quite literally nothing works except of course the math-environment). Instead it is better to think of the source of a HTML page. The basic formatting is done via Markdown and HTML. Only there is extra support for ...


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Due to internationalisation efforts, this issue is largely — but not completely — resolved. From the list in the other answer, it appears that most that were accented/unaccented pairs return the same results. For example, "Erdős", "Erdös", and "Erdos" each give the same results. There are some stragglers, however. While both "Gödel" and "Godel" ...


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There are certain system-dependent ways to enter diacriticals and other special characters. For example, on a Macintosh computer running any operating system prior to 10.10 (Yosemite): The keystroke combination option-U + vowel produces the vowel with an umlaut over it. The keystroke combination option-E + vowel produces the vowel with an accent over it. ...


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When I do those two searches lindelöf and lindelof I get the same 720 matches. Only when they are "sorted by relevance" do the lists appear different, since the matches with the exact spelling precede the ones with the approximate spelling. Other ways or sorting more obviously show that the lists are the same. For more coinfirmation, try searching ...


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Slightly less ugly than one answer offered is: \ddot{\mathsf a} $\ddot{\mathsf a}$ - but it's slightly bold and for all the extra typing it's better to find a webpage with the characters and copy/paste them (assuming you're using a cellphone or a keyboard without the characters). Sources from webpages are: language specific ones such as: open central ...


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If you use the standard implementation of Mathjax, the M\"{o}bius will not render. Workaround: \ddot{o} will give: $$ \ddot{o} $$ Probably this is helpful for some. Another workaround is to specify another font for the text in Mathjax: "HTML-CSS": { styles: { ".MathJax .mtext": { "font-family": "sans-serif !important" ...


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