What are special characters?

Help, special characters! – Introduction

A service from special characters help

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Here you will find everything you need to know about dealing with Latin special characters!

culturally technically legally

twitter: @SpecialXaracter / facebook: How to use diacritics


Why “help”?

Many special characters are not present on physical keyboards.

Therefore, I invented a software that turns ASCII characters — characters that are present on virtually every keyboard –- into special characters.

No digging around in endless tables and such.

Interested?Special characters help “Šibboleth


Incidentally, I also have developed a Cyrillic-help (for people who want to continue using the Latin keyboard they are used to) → Cyrillic help “Kyrillizacija!”



If you want to get deeper into the topic special characters, I recommend you my book:

Kappenberg, Bernd: Setting Signs for Europe / Why Diacritics Matter for European Integration




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