Information regarding the
representation of Czech special characters
on this CD
You should read carefully the following lines regarding my representation
of Czech special characters on almost each CD page containing the text typed
from a paper book page. This information can be very important for you.
At present, there is no simple general solution for using Czech special
chracters, under all operating systems, with all keyboards and by all
Besides, a user often is not sure if and where to use special characters when
entering a (e.g.) town or village name.
All of the Czech basic letters (without diacritic additions) correspond to
English and German letters.
A Czech special character consists of a Czech basic letter with a Czech diacritic
addition, and these additions do not exist neither in English nor in German.
The Czech diacritic addition causes,
- as an accent sign (" ' ") placed on a vowel (a, A, e, E, i, I, o, O, u, U, y Y),
that this vowel is simply lengthened (or possibly also receives a secondary
- as a small circle over a vowel (only with u oder U) causes that this vowel is
simply lengthened (or possibly also receives a secondary stress)
- as a (very rare) upshifted "comma" or "quote"
following a letter d or t, the allusive pronunciation of a light "y"
(like in "yankee") added to the preceding d or t
- as a small letter v (like a reverse French "accent circonflexe")
- following immediately a letter D or T (both vary rare), the same change at the pronunciation
of the basic letter, as with d and t with upshifted comma or quote,
- above a letter c, C, e, n, N, r, R, s, S, z or Z: causes in some cases
a very strong change of the pronunciation vompared to the basic letter.
For the above mentioned technical reasons, and in order to make text searching
easier for the users, I will be using an incomplete representation of
Czech special character:.
I will simply ignore, in Czech words on my web-page texts, all diacritical
symbols, except the reverse v symbol above the letters
c, C, D, e, n, N, r, R, s, S, T, z or Z.
But as there is even still no no satisfying general solution for superposing the
inverted small letter v above the basic letters, I will write this diacritic symbol
reverse-wise, as ASCII symbol 94, which corresponds exactly to the French
"accent circonflexe" (^).
But I will have to write it after (not above) the letter, over which
it is superposed in the Czech original.
As you see, the only Czech special characters used by me, at all, and
written only symbolically by the sequence of a letter and the
"accent circonflexe" (^), will be:
c^, C^, D^, e^, n^, N^, r^,
R^, s^, S^, T^, z^ und Z^.
Please remember this, especially when using text-search!
That is, I will simply write C^ (etc.) instead of "C (etc.)
with superposed v" .
Thus, the symbol for the currency "Czech crown", in my simplified
texts will look like: Kc^.