Correctly adding a hat over i character in a Word office equation

I've been trying on figuring out how to correctly insert an accent over the i character in a word equation.

For example, if i do: i\hat, i get: enter image description here

If i do: i\above ^ i get enter image description here, which is too far from the letter.

Is there a better way to do it?


You add a circumflex accent correctly by doing as you have done with i\hat. The lack of a dot above the "i" is the correct behaviour. Multiple citations here. If you would prefer that Word incorrectly shows a dot as well as the accent, then that would be a different question, though I doubt that such behaviour is possible.