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Styling diacritics

Bold, add colours, and change font, of the diacritics!

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❄️ ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki)
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If you are wondering if there is a way to add a colour to diacritical marks, also called accent signs, then you are in the right place! Why? Because the answer is, yes, and I will show you how.

  1. Create a CSS style like this:

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    .diacritics {
      color: hsla(0deg, 100%, 50%, 1);
      color: hwb(0deg 0% 0% / 100%);
      font-family: "DejaVu Sans"; /* Currently, DejaVu Sans has the highest accuracy in diacritical mark positioning. */
      font-weight: bold;
    }
    
  2. Place the diacritics within the diacritics class

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    <span class="diacritics"></span>
    

Done!

Here are examples:

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bata<span class="diacritics">̀</span>
panibugho<span class="diacritics">̂</span>
ara<span class="diacritics">́</span>w–a<span class="diacritics">́</span>raw
ke<span class="diacritics">̈</span>tke<span class="diacritics">̈</span>t
sag<span class="diacritics">̃</span>nay or sagn<span class="diacritics">̃</span>ay
pan<span class="diacritics">͠</span>gulo
a<span class="diacritics">̄</span>so
h<span class="diacritics">͞</span>oy
pu<span class="diacritics">̱</span>sà
trab<span class="diacritics">͟</span>aho
  • batà [ba·tà]
  • panibughô [pa·ni·būg·hô]
  • aráw–áraw [a·ráw–á·raw]
  • këtkët [kët·kët]
  • sag̃nay or sagñay [sa·ñgay]
  • pan͠gulo [pa·n͠gu·lo]
  • āso [ā·so]
  • h͞oy [h͞oy]
  • pu̱sà [pu̱·sà]
  • trab͟aho [tra·b͟a·ho]

It is also available via CodePen. Or, you can clone a simple test page from my test-repo: Noto Diacriticals Git branch.


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