How to type Aleksander Mądry’s last name in LaTeX

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  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.