# Is there a way to get a tilde to span characters in the way an overbar does?

I want this to work for textual input. This screen-scrape shows what I want:

It's not all that uncommon in mathematical literature. Can it be accomplished in Mathematica V10?

• I think only \[OverParenthesis], \[OverBracket] and \[OverBrace] are supported. – Carl Woll May 1 at 3:22
• You can use OverTilde to get some of the way, but it doesn't span like you suggest. – Carl Lange May 1 at 7:06