4) The standard view on the use of the accent mark in Old English MSS is that the diacritic
was applied to indicate long vowels, both when a vowel is etymologically long and when the feature [+long] is a result of a lengthening process (see e.
When the diacritic
is properly positioned, the letter must not collide with the next letter.
Standard TrueType fonts and their rendering systems are unable to position the diacritic
relative to the base character.
2000) Orthographic Diacritics
and Multilingual Computing, Language Problems & Language Planning, vol 24, No.
Arguably, <ie> could be seen to have a place in West-Saxon orthography, despite its redundancy with respect to umlauted diphthongs: it could have been (a) a sequence of diacritic
plus vowel graph following graphs respresenting palatal consonants, and (b) a sequence representing disyllabic vowels, the second of which was lost in certain forms by, or after, the ninth century.
Practically speaking, the problem with diacritics
is not much of an obstacle when looking for composers--it is usually just as easy to select the composer's name from the browse list.
sign which in TB-I indicated either a or a indicates only a in TB-II, again as in standard Brahmi.
Using a Macintosh computer, the author prepared camera-ready copy with all the necessary diacritic
marks in addition to Chinese characters.
The Kharosti simply followed the Semitic model, attaching the diacritic
to the sign for the (consonantal) phoneme aleph.
This latest print edition, which was updated by the Ministry of Religious Endowments' Permanent Committee of Quranic Affairs, improves the legibility of the Quranic script, in particular, the positioning of the diacritics
(dots), the size and the vowelizations of certain letters, with the aim of maximizing the clarity of the script for the ordinary reader.
Open Competition: Research diacritics
Creating an interactive e-book on supersegmentnoy phonetics
Errors in diacritics
and in the English text on some pages could have been avoided but are not problematic to a specialist or even to a general reader.