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** Reply to message from "Werner F. Bruhin" <> on Tue,
13 Mar 2012 15:26:02 +0100

On 13/03/2012 13:47, Cliff Scott wrote:
** Reply to message from James Knott<>  on Tue, 13 Mar
2012 08:18:20 -0400

Brian Barker wrote:
At 00:56 13/03/2012 -0400, Doug McGarrett wrote:
The "absolutely" correct spelling of the word naïve has the two dots,
known in English as a dieresis, or in German as an Umlaut, indicating
a change in sound, rather than a diphthong.

For what it's worth, the German for "diaeresis" appears to be "Trema".
The umlaut looks the same, but it's a different mark: it is an accent,
whereas the diaeresis is (as you describe) also a diacritic but not an

Brian Barker

For those who are interested, it's possible to generate the various
special characters by using the U.S. International keyboard. With it,
you can use the right Alt key to create those characters, such as ü, á,
, £, € etc. The left Alt key works as usual.

Pardon my ignorance, but could you describe how that works or where one would
find out that information? Thanks.

or a google search with e.g. "alt numpad for symbols"

I should have thought of that. Thanks!


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