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Diacritics (accents)


Proper diacritics and other
special figures must be applied to texts citing foreign languages. It is
acceptable to put these in by hand if your word processor or typewriter doesn?t have the correct font.

Accents
should be used on capitals as well as lower-case characters (except for the
French preposition A).

douard

lyse

Note also:

Pellas et Mlisande


Prlude l?Aprs-midi d?un
faune


Ftes galantes


Groe


Bla Bartk


Zauberflte


Gtterdmmerung

Diacritics
are generally omitted from foreign words that have been adopted in American usage.


debut

premiere

elite

role

naive

Ligatures
may be omitted from Latin and Greek.


Dies irae

Encyclopaedia Britannica


?uvre but: hors
d?oeuvre

Russian and other languages not
written in Latin characters: follow The Chicago Manual of Style, which
transliterates characters into the Latin alphabet according to the system
established by the United States Board on Geographic Names and the Library of Congress.

Britishisms, such as colour,
honours, emphasise, organise, crotchet, quaver, etc., should be avoided in
American English. Students should be on guard for them when reading The New
Grove II.

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