Tool to remove diacritics in a text. Diacritics are glyphes added to a letter (circumflex, acute, etc.). They often raise encoding problems with documents.
Diacritics - dCode
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A diacritic is a graphic element added to a written letter, giving it a variation, usually in its pronunciation or basically to differentiate words.
Example: n, and ñ have a different pronunciation in Spanish
Example: la and là have two different meaning in French (despite an identical pronunciation)
Here is a partial list of types of accents and diacritics: acute accent ´, grave accent`, caron ˇ, circumflex/perispomene ˆ, umlaut ¨, point ·, macron ¯, round ˚ or ˳, etc.
dCode is able to identify these elements and remove them. dCode remove accents or other diacritics such as tilde or cedilla and all special characters (non-ASCII, to avoid encoding problems).
Example: dèçodé will be transformed into decode
Variants and combinaisons of these glyphs will also be removed.
Special characters are the name given improperly to all non-ASCII characters, or not all characters are easily accessible on a keyboard.
Excel does not have such a function. If there is little accents CTRL + H (Search / Replace) is a quick fix. Otherwise, it is possible to create a macro in VBA:
// Macro VBA Excel
Function noAccent(str As String) As String Dim withAccent As String, withoutAccent As String, i As Long withAccent = "äâàéèêëïîìöôòüûù" withoutAccent = "aaaeeeeiiiooouuu" For i = 1 To Len(withAccent) str = Replace(str, Mid(withAccent, i, 1), Mid(withoutAccent, i, 1)) Next i noAccent = str End Function
The list of Unicode diacritics is the characters range U+0300 to U+036F.
The use of diacritics is limited, but there are some acute accent or grave accent, circumflex, diaeresis, a macron, a breve, a umlaut, a cedilla or a tilde.
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Cite as source (bibliography):
Diacritics on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2023-02-08,