That separates or distinguishes; -- applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, a, ã, ä, o, o, etc.
A small mark (such as an accent mark) added above, below, before, or after a base character to modify its pronunciation or significance.
A sign, usually small, placed above, below or across a letter or group of letters in order to change the phonemic value of the original letter(s), or to denote stress or tone, or to distinguish between two words. Examples: German , , ; š and _ in the romanization of Russian Cyrillic; in the romanization of Hebrew; Polish _; Romanian _; French (where) as against ou (or). See also marker.
From Greek Î´Î¹Î±ÎºÏÎ·Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ which means distinguishing. A mark or sign placed under, over or through a symbol to create a representation of a new value, not necessarily changing the value of a symbol but always representing an independent value (for example, an accent, tone, or some other linguistic information).
Modifying mark of a character. For example, the accent marks in Latin scripts (acute, tilde and ogonek), the vowel marks in Hebrew, and the consonant pronunciations in Thai and Lao.
(1) Any mark placed over, under, or through a Latin-based character, usually to indicate a change in phonetic value from the unmarked state. (2) A character that is attached to or overlays a preceding base character. Most diacritics are non-spacing characters that don't increase the width of the base character.
A mark added to a letter or symbol indicating a change in its usual pronunciation, e.g. è, é, ê, ë.
a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
capable of distinguishing; "students having superior diacritic powers"; "the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel
a special accent that is added to the character when accent (dead) key is pressed followed by normal character
a tilde above the vowel
A mark applied or attached to a symbol, such as an accent mark.
a mark added to a letter that usually provides information about pronunciation or the stress that should be given to a syllable; for example, acute (´) and grave (`) accents, and diaeresis (¨) are all diacritics.
A modifying mark on a character. For example, the accent marks in Latin script (acute, tilde, and ogonek) and the tone marks in Thai. Synonymous with accent.
These are acents characters that may appear with another character - such as the German umlaut.
A mark near or through a character or combination of characters that indicates a different sound than the sound of the character without the diacritical mark. For example, the cedilla in façade is a diacritic. It changes the sound of .
A mark like a circumflex, accent mark, cedilla, or umlaut, which is added to a letter to give it a special phonetic value, or to distinguish words which are otherwise graphically identical. Also called â€˜accent.
A mark that modifies the phonetic value of another character or characters. It does not occur alone but is used in conjunction with another character. In records each diacritic occupies its own position, directly preceding the modified character.
a mark, such as an accent, underline, or bar, which is added to a written symbol to indicate an alteration of how the symbol should be pronounced.
Refers to a character or symbol, which has no standard keyboard equivalent, such as â, æ, ç, etc. Because they cannot be represented using a standard keyboard, diacritics are typically stripped from source data during the database building process. The pippin utility program is responsible for stripping/substituting cityplacediacritics.
a written symbol which is structurally dependent upon another symbol; that is, a symbol that does not occur independently, but always occurs with and is visually positioned in relation to another character, usually above or below. Diacritics are also sometimes referred to as accents. For example, acute, grave, circumflex, etc.
A diacritical mark or diacritic, also called an accent mark, is a small sign added to a letter to alter pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words. The term derives from Greek Î´Î¹Î±ÎºÏÎ¹Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (diakritikos, "distinguishing"). Note that "diacritic" is a noun and "diacritical" is the corresponding adjective.