The Scandinavian languages collate these letters after z, but have different collation standards. Livonian has the following letters: Germanic Faroese uses acutes and other special letters.
Generation with computers[ edit ] Modern computer technology was developed mostly in English-speaking countries, so data formats, keyboard layouts, etc. Depending on the keyboard layoutwhich differs amongst countries, it is more or less easy to enter letters with diacritics on computers and typewriters.
Baltic Latvian has the following letters: Medials such as the "w-dot" placed next to the Syllabics glyph indicates a [w] being placed between the syllable onset consonant and the nucleus vowel. Unicode solves this problem by assigning every known character its own code; if this code is known, most modern computer systems provide a method to input it.
French treats letters with diacritical marks the same as the underlying letter for purposes of ordering and dictionaries. Some have their own keys; some are created by first pressing the key with the diacritic mark followed by the letter to place it on.
On Apple Macintosh computers, there are keyboard shortcuts for the most common diacritics; Option-e followed by a vowel places an acute accent, Option-u followed by a vowel gives an umlaut, option-c gives a cedilla, etc. Finals indicate the syllable coda consonant; some of the syllable coda consonants in word medial positions, such as with the "h-tick", indicate the fortification of the consonant in the syllable following it.
Icelandic uses acutes and other special letters.
Hebrew and Arabic also indicate consonant doubling and change with diacritics; Hebrew and Devanagari use them for foreign sounds. Breton does not have a single orthography spelling systembut uses diacritics for a number of purposes.
These are considered to be separate letters: Livonian has the following letters: They can also function as a way to distinguish a few homographs.
In some of the styles, a ring above indicates a long vowel with a [j] off-glide. This has led some to theorize that the marks and accents may be made obsolete to facilitate the worldwide exchange of data. Hebrew and Arabic also indicate consonant doubling and change with diacritics; Hebrew and Devanagari use them for foreign sounds.
With Unicode, it is also possible to combine diacritical marks with most characters. All are considered separate letters and have their own place in the alphabet: On computers, the availability of code pages determines whether one can use certain diacritics.
Emoticons are commonly created with diacritic symbols, especially Japanese emoticons on popular imageboards. In some of the styles, a ring above indicates a long vowel with a [j] off-glide.
Alphabetization or collation[ edit ] Main article: Such a key is sometimes referred to as a dead keyas it produces no output of its own but modifies the output of the key pressed after it. With the elimination of these accents, the new orthography relies on the reader having prior knowledge of pronunciation of a given word.
Hungarian uses the umlaut, the acute and double acute accent unique to Hungarian: All are considered separate letters, and have their own place in the alphabet: Polish has the following letters: Icelandic uses acutes and other special letters.
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