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    In desktop publishing and word processing, an accent mark, also called a diacritical, it is the term used to describe the accent marks used on some characters to denote a specific pronunciation. Accent marks, or diacriticals are most commonly used in French, German, Spanish, and other languages. Accent marks are not common in the English language.

    Some examples of accent marks include the following:

    • small a grave:
    • small a acute:
    • small e circumflex:
    • small c cedilla:

    See also “Characters and ASCII Equivalents” in the Quick reference section of Webopedia