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Wikipedia helpfully tells us that in type the umlaut is placed closer to the letter than the similar mark indicating diaeresis. Can't say I knew that.

Peter Harvey

Thank you. I must admit that that piece of information had also passed me by.

For some reason no doubt connected with the general bloody-mindedness of computers, your hyperlink doesn't work in your message but it works from the e-mail that I received from Typepad notifying me of your comment. That is because it has a different URL from the link that appears in your message. For others who wish to follow the link, it should be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaeresis_%28diacritic%29. The article is: Umlaut (diacritic).

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