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    Accented E's

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by tonten, Aug 27, 2010.

    When submitting a maunscript, I read instead of EM dashes, you use double dashes to represent them.


    I am wondering what about Accented E's? Like in words like Decor, Resume, etc.


    Do we use accented E's or normal Es or is either fine?
     
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    You should use "é"s when needed, it makes the difference between resumé and resume.
     
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    ditto that!

    you have the accented letters in your 'symbols' menu, if using ms word... and there are shortcut key combos for the most common ones...
     
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    for some common ones, like resume (Which I am not accenting right now:)) in Word if you just type it like I did the spell check will catch it and offer the spelling with the correct accent as an option, allowing one to avoid having to muck around with symbols.
     
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    The United States-International keyboard mapping is good for generating common accented characters, I use that mapping for typing in Spanish. I have the standard US mapping as my default keyboard, but I can easily switch between them with a quick click on the language bar in my taskbar, or by pressing SHIFT-LEFT_ALT.
     

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