The problem with modern written Arabic is that often the diacritics
(pronunciation accents) have been removed.
There is also considerable evidence for diacritic
reduplication of consonants in Old English in MSS of Northumbrian provenance.
signs or marks are actually signs which, when added to a letter, modify its value, or allow to distinguish between two homographs (homographic words).
Microsoft's Character Design Standards is the only official and available resource for the diacritic
The latter demand also includes the writing of numerous Polish diacritic
signs, which usually is avoided in official documents outside Poland.
What name is given to the diacritic
mark which forms the dot over the letter i?
The reviewer is pleasantly surprised to find the Sanskrit text provided with diacritic
marks--a practice which has almost disappeared with digital composing.
Finally, early versions of Blackboard do not support use of diacritic
marks and non-Roman writing systems except in posted documents--a problem if languages other than English need to be used for Announcements, Discussion Board etc.
These four characters require the use of a base character and a combining diacritic
(U+0308 COMBINING DIAERESIS).
A schwa is "a diacritic
marking silence instead of a vowel sound," according to Webster's, and the name is appropriate for Calvin Schwa, who is "functionally invisible"--nobody ever notices him, even when they're standing next to him.
The same word with its diacritic
for the glottal stop in a poem by Imaikalani Kalahele of Hawai'i, a graduate of McKinley High School (not, as the biographical notice has it un page 85, McKinley University) caused an editorial problem on page 92 in the lines "Returning once more / over the mo'os back," where mo'o should be followed by an apostrophe.
The color choices are unlimited really, because we use diacritic
chips and there are many people who make them.