The Internet Dictionary Project
Accented Characters

To make the wordlists somewhat uniform for accented and other non-English characters, the following table contains accented characters and their desired "translations" into regular ASCII characters. (Note: HTML entity codes may not be used when entering translations.)
This list contains accents for Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, and Persian.

For Romance/Germanic languages (French, Spanish, German, Italian, English, Portuguese, Latin, Romanian):

To enter a letter with an acute accent (i.e. á):
Type the letter, followed by the forward slash ("/") (i.e. "a/").

To enter a letter with a grave accent (i.e. à):
Type the letter, followed by the back slash ("\") (i.e. "a\").

To enter an n-tilde (i.e. ñ) or other letter with a tilde above it (i.e. ã):
Type the letter n followed by the tilde ("~") (i.e. "n~").

To enter a letter with a circonflex (i.e. û):
Type the letter, followed by a caret ("^") (i.e. "u^").

To enter a cedille accent on a c (i.e. ç):
Type the letter c followed by a comma (",") (i.e. "c,").

To enter a letter with an umlaut (i.e. ü):
Type the letter, followed by a period (".") (i.e. "u.").

To enter a double-s character (i.e. ß):
Type two "s" characters, (i.e. "ss").

To enter a caron (a curved line over an "a" in Romanian):
Type "a("

For Persian:

NetNative, maker of a Persian font, has a table of Persian to English transliteration that I am told is quite commonly used. Please use that table as a reference for entering Persian translations - enter the corresponding English letter for the normal Persian letters.
http://www.payvand.com/persian/phw.html For other accented characters, please contact the IDP.

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