Answers to Questions
What are the diacritics (that can be deleted)?
This script is able to detect: acute accent, grave accent, circumflex, diaresis or even cedilla and all non ASCII characters (to avoid encoding problems).
Example: dèçodé will be transformed into decode
Here is a partial list of detected and deleted items: acute accent ´, grave accent`, circumflex ˆ, umlaut ¨, point ·, macron ¯, round ˚ or ˳, etc.
Il exists several variants and combinaisons of these glyphs that will be also removed.
How to remove accents in Excel?
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
What is the diacritics list in Unicode?
The list of Unicode diacritics is the characters range U+0300 to U+036F.
What are diacritics in English?
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.