a mark, such as an accent or cedilla, which when written above or below a letter indicates a difference in pronunciation from the same letter when unmarked or differently marked

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Warum wurden “sch” und “ch” nicht diakritikalisiert?

Wir sehen für ä, ü und ö eine Entwicklung zu einem diakritischen Zeichen: ue => uͤ => ü Ähnliches gibt es auch in anderen Sprachen: fenestra => fenêtre Im Deutschunterricht wurde uns das ...
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How should an Umlaut be written?

This sounds like a silly question, but our teacher said it should be 2) in the image below: She said 1) is wrong! I almost fell off my chair. I've never seen it printed with the strokes. Not in ...
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Conversion table for diacritics (e.g. “ü” → “ue”)

I am looking for a table for converting German diacritics into their non-diacritic character combination equivalent. For instance that table would indicate that the umlaut ü may be converted to ue). ...
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How to alphabetically sort a list of names?

How do you alphabetically sort German names when a list contains last names starting with "Von ...", "De ...", "Van ..." etc.? Also, how are words with umlauts (ä, ö, ü) and other diacritical ...
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Is it acceptable to omit umlauts and put an extra 'e' instead?

It's a pain when you haven't got a German keyboard to figure these characters out. Is it acceptable from a style perspective?