Accented characters are entered using typing a backslash (\) followed by a character to indicate the type of accent and finally the letter.
The following table shows the accent characters and the letters with which they can be used.
Table 1-1. Valid accented letters
|Accent||Accent character||Permitted letters|
|Acute||' (single quote)||a, e, i, o, u, y, A, E, I O, U, Y|
|Grave||` (back quote)||a, e, i, o, u, A, E, I O, U|
|Umlaut||" (double quote)||a, e, i, o, u, y, A, E, I O, U|
|Circumflex||^ (circumflex)||a, e, i, o, u, A, E, I O, U|
|Tilde||~ (tilde)||n, o, N, O|
|Cedilla||, (comma)||c, C|
|Slash||/ (slash)||, O|
Accents are sorted the same as a plain letter. This may lead to different entries being sorted the same. (See Section 3.1.2 for more details.)
Currently only accented characters included in the ISO 8859-1 (latin 1) character set are supported.
Example 1-2. Accents
|Text entered||Sorted as||Output as|