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  Diacritic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A diacritical mark or diacritic, sometimes called an accent mark, is a mark added to a letter to alter a word's pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words.
The main usage of a diacritic is to change the phonetic meaning of the letter, but the term is also used in a more general sense of changing the meaning of the letter or even the whole word.
In Hanyu Pinyin, the four tones of Mandarin Chinese are denoted by the macron, acute, caron and grave diacritics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diacritic   (2801 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Diacritic
In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek diairein, to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels.
When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the middle dot ·;, or to the glyphs combining dot above ̇ and combining dot below ̣ which may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in use in Eastern European languages and Vietnamese.
Further, a mark may be diacritical in one language, but not in another; for example, in French, e and ë are considered the same letter, while in German, they are considered to be the separate letters.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Diacritic   (6303 words)

  
 Diacritic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A diacritic mark or accent mark is an additional mark added to a basic letter.
Some marks are considered to be part of the letter, e.g.
French and German treat letters with diacritical marks the same as the underlying letter for purposes of ordering and dictionaries, but when names are concerned (e.g.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/diacritic   (1557 words)

  
 Diacritic marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The main usage of a diacritic is to change the phonetic meaning of the letter, but the term is also used in a more generalsense of changing the meaning of the letter or even the whole word.
Diacritics can be used for emphasis (érgkoud for very cold) or for disambiguation between the numeral one (één appel, one apple) and theindefinite article (een appel, an apple).
Some have their own keys, some are createdby first pressing the key with the diacritic mark followed by the letter to place it on.
www.therfcc.org /diacritic-marks-149377.html   (1434 words)

  
 Ring (diacritic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In punctuation, the term ring is usually reserved for the ring above diacritic mark ˚ (looks similar to the degree sign °).
However, in the languages in which it is used, the letter is seen as a unique symbol, rather than an A with a diacritic.
The ring as a diacritic mark should not be confused with the dot above or comma above diacritic marks, or with the degree sign °.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ring_(diacritic)   (420 words)

  
 Combining diacritic marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Combining diacritic marks are a Unicode subset of marks, also called macron s, that when placed after a character are merged with that character.
Marks Family Tree Family history in Cornwall and New Zealand including lines for Vercoe and Rose in Canada, as compiled by John Marks.
Firemarks Roy Addis's photographs of British fire marks, with a history of fire marks and catalogue of all the insurance companies that issued fire marks.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Combining_diacritic_marks.html   (325 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The word derives from Greek διακρητικός, distinguishing and diacritical is used to mean distinguishing or distinctive.
Also, many marks considered diacritical in one language are parts of a unique letter in another, for example the diaeresis/umlaut.
In Hanyu Pinyin, the four tones of Mandarin Chinese are denoted by the macron, acute, hacek and grave diacritics.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Diacritic   (2119 words)

  
 Diacritic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Further, a mark may be diacritical in one language, but not in another; for example, in [[French languageFrench]], ''e'' and ''ë'' are considered the same letter, while in [[German languageGerman]], they are considered to be the separate letters.
(In the former case, the mark is a [[diaeresis]], while in the latter, it is an [[umlaut]].) The main usage of a diacritic is to change the phonetic meaning of the letter, but the term is also used in a more general sense of changing the meaning of the letter or even the whole word.
In [[Hanyu Pinyin]], the four [[Tone_%28linguistics%29tones]] of [[Mandarin Chinese]] are denoted by the macron, acute, caron and grave diacritics.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Diacritic_marks   (2895 words)

  
 Ring (diacritic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In punctuation, the term ring is usually reserved for the ring above diacritic mark ˚ (looks similar to °).
Other characters with a ring diacritic are Ů and ů (a Latin U with ring above).
Diacritics Project — All you need to design a font with correct accents (http://diacritics.typo.cz)
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ring_(diacritic)   (419 words)

  
 IIALC 1930, Practical Orthography of African Languages
Diacritic marks are manifestly a makeshift, and a practical alphabet for current use should not be constructed of makeshifts.
Diacritic marks too have not been altogether banished: they are used to show 'central' vowels, nasalized vowels, and tones.
For example, the writing of palatal consonants with digraphs avoids the introduction of a diacritic mark or new letters; moreover, digraphs are already commonly used for this purpose, particularly for ny, which occurs in so many languages.
www.bisharat.net /Documents/poal30.htm   (5661 words)

  
 The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Special diacritic marks are necessary for using transliteration in Roman script to refer to terms in various Asian languages, such as Sanskrit, Japanese and so forth.
The use of proprietary fonts for such diacritic marks is not optimal, since there are several of these fonts and no easy way to convert from one to another.
The obvious solution to this problem is the use of Unicode fonts, which utilize a world wide standard for the encoding of these diacritic marks, such that all Unicode fonts are completely interchangeable.
iris.lib.virginia.edu /tibet/tools/diacritics.html   (309 words)

  
 You cannot locate characters that are associated with combining diacritic marks when you search in Word 2002 or in Word ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When you search for a combining diacritic mark, you do not find instances of that combining diacritic mark that are associated with a character.
Combining diacritic marks are Unicode characters that are used to modify other characters.
A combining diacritic mark always follows the character that it modifies in a Word document.
www.sunsite.org.uk /sites/ftp.microsoft.com/MISC/KB/en-us/886/954.HTM   (855 words)

  
 THDL: Fonts for Diacritics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Until recently, diacritic fonts were encoded in ASCII and required multiple font files or code pages to render the full range of diacritics.
The advent of Unicode has, on the other hand, provided a way for all the necessary diacritic characters to be contained in a single font, while Unicode’s increasing usage is evidence of its enduring viability.
While Arial Unicode MS is the most comprehensive Unicode font and contains all the necessary diacritic characters necessary for Asian Studies, the Arial family of fonts is in general less aesthetically appealing then some of the other font family.
thdl.org /thdl/tools/diafonts.html   (1642 words)

  
 Google Guide: Diacritic Marks and Accents
diacritic, a mark, such as the umlaut (ö;) in Gödel or the acute accent of resumé?
Note: For queries with diacritics, results vary depending on the language to which you are confining your search.
On the English-language version of Google, a term with an accent doesn't match a term without an accent and vice versa.
www.googleguide.com /favorite_accents.html   (211 words)

  
 Diacritic
Turkish considers each of these a separate letter, rather than a modification of existing characters, however; see Turkish alphabet for more details.
The commonly-used Hepburn system uses macrons to mark double vowels.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/d/di/diacritic.html   (1573 words)

  
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Phonetic symbols are basically the letters of the Roman alphabet with special marks known as diacritic marks.
Roman transliteration which makes use of diacritic marks works better for Indian languages and in the last few decades some standardization has been effected based on the recommendation from the National Library in Calcutta.
Roman letter assignments in this scheme along with the diacritics which go with the letters are phonetically equivalent to the aksharas.
acharya.iitm.ac.in /multi_sys/translit.html   (953 words)

  
 Realization.org: Sanskrit
In modern book publishing, the problem is solved by adding diacritic marks to some of the English letters.
Unfortunately, this system is not practical for web publishing (not yet, anyway) because some of the conventional diacritic marks cannot be displayed on users' browsers unless special Unicode fonts have been installed.
Like us, they use the book publishing system without diacritic marks, but they indicate the missing marks with underscores.
www.realization.org /page/topics/sanskrit.htm   (624 words)

  
 diacritic marks for Latin alphabet (Re: supporting XIM)
Sure, it does, but I think all it needs are encoded as precomposed so that they don't need a special treatment other than the conversion between NFC and NFD.
Re: diacritic marks for Latin alphabet (Re: supporting XIM) Henry Spencer
Re: diacritic marks for Latin alphabet (Vietnamese) Markus Kuhn
www.mail-archive.com /linux-utf8@nl.linux.org/msg04044.html   (389 words)

  
 Hebrew Alephbet 1 - Wikibooks
But for each word in the dictionary the Vav has usually only one agreed sound, so usually the Diacritic Marks are negligible in an every-day communication.
Yod is almost identical to "I", and does not have a Diacritic Mark when used as a vowel.
Yod and Hey don't get diacritic marks when used as consonants, but sometimes the letters before them do.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Hebrew_Alephbet_1   (396 words)

  
 Re: diacritic marks for Latin alphabet (Re: supporting XIM)
Re: diacritic marks for Latin alphabet (Re: supporting XIM)
So, are multiple diacritics stacked over each other taking *disjoint* spaces instead of overlapping one another at the same spot?
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mail.nl.linux.org /linux-utf8/2003-04/msg00046.html   (399 words)

  
 Corpora Apr 2001 to Jun 2001: Corpora: diacritic marks
Corpora Apr 2001 to Jun 2001: Corpora: diacritic marks
diacritics use them for good reasons, and that if I were a speaker of such
this is so awkward in practice with diacritics in e-mail seems to me another
torvald.aksis.uib.no /corpora/2001-2/0009.html   (401 words)

  
 Dicionário Corográfico dos Açores
The Dicionário Corográfico dos Açores contains a wealth of information on every city, village and other smaller and lesser known areas (lugares) It is also a great source for general information, dotted with historical and other interesting facts.
This Database contains Portuguese diacritic marks such as ã é õ ô ó ç, etc. To search for information that contains these special accent marks, you must use these special accent marks in your search field.
If you don't know how to use these diacritic marks, you should use this version of the database, in which these diacritic marks have been stripped.
www.portugueseancestry.com /dca_info.cfm   (229 words)

  
 The VIQR Convention
The VIQR standard specifies that a character is interpreted as a diacritic if and only if it can combine with the previous letter into a legal Vietnamese character.
To prevent combination the character must be preceded by an escape character, which is usually the backslash (\) character.
Only sequences beginning with a backslash are interpreted according to the VIQR convention for diacritic marks.
vietunicode.sourceforge.net /charset/viqr.html   (393 words)

  
 The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Through the macro, one can enter diacritic marks in any Word document associated with the template using simple, easy-to-remember keystrokes.
The entry paradigm is Ctrl+Q followed by the base letter with the diacritic.
If that letter has more than one possible diacritic mark associated with it, a message in the status bar provides the user with the appropriate choices.
thdl.org /tools/diamacro.html   (282 words)

  
 Differences in the implementation of color formatting between the Arabic version of Word 97 and Word 2000
This article describes some differences in the implementation of color formatting for diacritic marks (Arabic text vowelling) between Arabic Word 97 and Word 2000 (with the Microsoft Office 2000 MultiLanguage Pack or localized):
Diacritic color is lost when you open an Arabic Word 97 document in Word 2000.
The diacritic color needs to be reapplied manually.
support.microsoft.com /support/kb/articles/Q231/5/72.asp   (279 words)

  
 Corpora Apr 2001 to Jun 2001: Re: Corpora: diacritic marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Corpora Apr 2001 to Jun 2001: Re: Corpora: diacritic marks
certain languages, the diacritics in the official orthography mainly
It is hard to defend this practice when it leads to "diacritic
torvald.aksis.uib.no /corpora/2001-2/0011.html   (223 words)

  
 Ogonek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Navajo it can be combined with the acute accent.
Ogonek should be almost the same size as a descender (in larger type sizes may be relatively quite shorter) and should not be confused with the cedilla or comma diacritic marks used in other languages.
This page was last modified 00:24, 14 September 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ogonek   (182 words)

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