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#### 4.1.11 `\UseTextAccent` & `\UseTextSymbol`

Synopsis:

```\UseTextSymbol{encoding}{cmd}
```

or:

```\UseTextAccent{encoding}{cmd}{text}
```

Use a symbol or accent not from the current encoding.

In general, to use a fontenc command in an encoding where it is not defined, and if the command has no arguments, then you can use it as here:

```\UseTextSymbol{OT1}{\ss}
```

which is equivalent to this (note the braces forming a group so LaTeX reverts back to the prior encoding after the `\ss`).

```{ \fontencoding{OT1}\selectfont\ss }
```

Similarly, to use a fontenc command in an encoding where it is not defined, and if the command has one argument, you can use it as here:

```\UseTextAccent{OT1}{\'}{a}
```

which is equivalent to this (again note the braces forming a group).

```{ fontencoding{OT1}\selectfont\'{\fontencoding{enc_in_use}\selectfont a} }
```

Here, the encoding in force before this sequence of commands is end_in_use so that ‘a’ is typeset using the current encoding and only the accent is taken from `OT1`.