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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
90 words

Accents in writing are marks (technically diacritical marks) qualifying certain letters to indicate particular meanings, sound values, or stresses on

accents

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
201 words

*Diacritical signs placed under or over letters to signify ways in which they should be stressed or pronounced when spoken.

diacritical

diacritical  

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Mark (e.g. an accent) added to a character to change its pronunciation. Commonly, diacritical marks are added to various characters in an alphabet to convey a similar change to each. ...
Geofroy Tory

Geofroy Tory  

 (c.1480–1533) French scholar, bookseller, printer, and artist, born in Bourges.After acting as editor for H. Estienne I, Tory established his own press in 1525. As artist, he is known ...
ligature

ligature  

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Deriving from a form of the Latin ligare (‘to bind’), the term ‘ligature’ in palaeography means a stroke connecting two letters: for instance, the raised curve or loop which may ...

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