Diacritic-Sensitive Search

A diacritic, also known as an accent, is a small sign or symbol added to a letter to alter pronunciation or to distinguish similar words. A diacritical mark can appear above or below a letter, or in some other position. The nature of diacritical marks varies from language to language, and only a few languages do not use them. English is actually one of these few languages! But French, Spanish, Danish, and Swedish are a few examples of the majority of languages with letters containing diacritics. The French language, for instance, uses the following combinations of letters and diacritical marks:

  • à â ç é è ê ë î ï ô û ù ü ÿ

Diacritic-sensitive search is turned off by default in the search engine, meaning that diacritical ...

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