One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The key thing that you need to remember is that you can't search for diacritically marked words by simple roman input.’
- ‘Punctuation marks that we consider standard (such as exclamation points, the dollar sign, or square or curly brackets) are often replaced by other symbols on foreign keyboards (such as the country's currency mark or diacritically marked letters that aren't used in English).’
- ‘But it would be very inconvenient to insist on such an encoding for Turkish, in which diacritically marked letters have their own separate positions in the alphabet.’
- ‘The Scandinavian languages, by contrast, treat the diacritics as new and separate letters of the alphabet, and sort them after z. Other languages treat diacritically marked letters as variants of the underlying letter, but alphabetize them following the unmarked letter.’
- ‘Keep in mind that the bibliography is diacritically sensitive: theologie will not return records that have théologie.’
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