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Diacritical marks

Accents and other modifiers to the standard roman alphabet, in earlier times (before modern Open Type fonts) often detested by publishers for the difficulty of typesetting these correctly.

(An extended discussion on diacritical marks begins at the blog post stated below.)

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on issues with fonts and diacritical marks.

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