Practical International Data Management - Diacritical marks (accents)

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Diacritical marks are glyphs (marks) added to an alphabetic letters to change pronunciation, as a syllable break, and/or meaning. It is a myth to think that English does not have diacritic marks - belovèd, café, éclair, façade, naïve, rôle are just a few of the words that have them. Diacritical marks are essential in many languages - their absence or presence changes meaning - and they should always be used.




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