IJ with accent

Alex Plantema alex.plantema at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 29 11:25:24 CDT 2016

Op donderdag 29 september 2016 18:02 schreef Doug Ewell:

> Kent Karlsson wrote:
>>> I've never seen an ij with an accent. You can safely assume it's
>>> never needed.
>> See
>> https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accenttekens_in_de_Nederlandse_spelling#Klemtoonteken
> I note with amusement that this Wikipedia page, presumably written and
> edited by Dutch speakers who we often hear insist on the precomposed
> letters, contains more than 30 instances of IJ or ij (the separate
> Basic Latin letters) and zero instances of IJ or ij.
> íj́, as others have observed, is trivially simple.

The precomposed version isn't recommended anymore.
The ij evolved from ii, because ii is indistinguishable from ü in handwriting.


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