Talk:Double acute accent

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Famous mathematician with this sign in his name[edit]

Anyone recall the famous mathematician who had a double acute accent in his name? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:59, November 19, 2004 (UTC)

I think you're referring to Paul Erdős, though the English Wikipedia can't store the article under the correct name, so it uses o-umlaut instead. munt fish 12:39, 2005 Feb 1 (UTC)


It would be interesting to know how the Hungarians write the double accent in handwriting, and how it is distinguished from the "diaresis". Mats 13:08, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

As simple, as it can get: they write it as a double line as opposed to the double dot of the ö, ü, which are indeed written as double dots. Your question, I guess, came from the presumption you might know from Swedish or German, where the double dot (of the printed letters) might look like a double acute, a macron or a tilde in handwriting. No Hungarian I know does that, for understandable reasons. Ok, if you don't lift the pen enought, it might look like a little handwritten u, but that's about it. Szabi 11:32, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Köszönöm very much for your answer! Would it be possible to include a picture showing ö/ő and ü/ű in (your) handwriting? Or maybe it's only me who's interested in that? In general, it's really hard to find any good information about handwriting on the internet, let alone Wikipedia... Mats 13:33, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Mats, here you go, just added the image, check it out.Szabi 00:12, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Keyboard input information?[edit]

Would it perhaps be appropriate to include information on how to input the Double acute accent in some modern computer systems? I'll add a note on how to enter it in latex. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cispa (talkcontribs) 22:02, 15 March 2007 (UTC). Sorry I forgot to sign. Learning the ropes. Cispa 02:04, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Support on PalmOS?[edit]

Is there any way to add support for these letters to PalmOS? (talk) 22:47, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm not an expert in PalmOS, but if it's an OS based on Unicode, then it supports them, and the question is how to input the letters. If it's a 8-bit encoding based OS, then you can maybe switch encodings. Szabi (talk) 13:05, 21 December 2007 (UTC)


Could we add some examples of A̋ a̋ in Slovak / when the ä is long and short? Or is this an archaic feature? - filelakeshoe 19:05, 16 March 2012 (UTC)


In "Die Magyaren-Sprache in ihren Grundzügen beleuchtet von P." (Vienna, 1833; p.14) the Hungarian double acute accent is written as umlaut (like ö) + acut (like ó) over one letter (similar to ö́ ), and it is stated that forms like "ő" are new ("nach der neuesten Art"). So, some historical information would be nice. -04:10, 13 March 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)