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#lang pollen
(define-meta title "accented characters")
hanging-topic[(topic-from-metas metas)]{Dont ignore them}
I assume youre writing in American English, but you might still encounter em{accented characters} in foreign words. Foreign words arise in two situations:
In proper names, like people and places (em{Albrecht Dürer, François Truffaut, Plácido Domingo}). In names, accented characters must always appear accurately. Otherwise, the name is misspelled.
In loanwords used in American English. Some of these words have become citizens and should be spelled without accents em{(naive} for em{naïve}, em{melee} for em{mêlée}, em{coupe} for em{coupé)}. Others have not and should not (em{cause célèbre}, em{piña colada}, em{Göt­ter­däm­merung}). Check a dictionary or usage guide.