Double acute accent

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Ő ő
Ű ű

The double acute accent (  ̋ ) is a diacritic mark of the latin script used primarily in written Hungarian.

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Use in Hungarian

Standard Hungarian has 14 vowels in a symmetrical system: seven short vowels, (a, e, i, o, , u, ) and seven long ones, which are written with in the case of a, e, i, o, u with an acute accent, and in the case of , with the double acute (instead of using umlaut+acute).

The double acute acts as combined acute with umlaut, giving the longer version of and .

short a e i o u
long ő ű

In the 18th century, when hungarian typography was not fixed yet, the trema+acute form (ǘ) can be discovered in some printed documents. The double-acute version was found to be a more esthetical solution and introduced by 19th century typographers.


Other uses

The double acute accent is also used in south Slavic phonetic alphabets as used by linguists to show a certain kind of tone. It is not used in orthography, and is not part of any southern Slavic alphabet.

Technical notes

O and U with double acute accents are supported in the ISO 8859-2 and UTF-8 codepages.

All occurencies of "double acute" in the Unicode 4.1 standard:

Ő Ő U+0150 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ő ő U+0151 LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
Ű Ű U+0170 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ű ű U+0171 LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
˝ ˝ U+02DD DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT
˶ ˶ U+02F6 MODIFIER LETTER MIDDLE DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT
 ̋ ̋ U+030B COMBINING DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT
Ӳ Ӳ U+04F2 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ӳ ӳ U+04F3 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ᐥ U+1425 CANADIAN SYLLABICS FINAL DOUBLE ACUTE

Note, that the last entry is unrelated to the others above, and got its name purely by analogy of its shape.

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Latin alphabet: Aa | Bb | Cc | Dd | Ee | Ff | Gg | Hh | Ii | Jj | Kk | Ll | Mm | Nn | Oo | Pp | Qq | Rr | Ss | Tt | Uu | Vv | Ww | Xx | Yy | Zz
Modified characters:

| | | | | Āā | Ąą | | Ĉĉ | Čč | Ćć | Đđ | Ęę | | Ĝĝ | Ğğ | Ĥĥ | Įį | | İı | Ĵĵ | Łł | | | | Őő | | Ǫǫ | Şş | Șș | Šš | Ŝŝ | Țț | Ŭŭ | | Ųų | Ůů | Űű | Žž

Alphabet extensions: | | DZdz | DŽdž | Əə | Ȝȝ | Ƕƕ | ĸ | LJlj | LLll | NJnj | Ŋŋ | Œœ | Ȣȣ | [[Half r|]] | ſ | | | Ƿƿ | IJij


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