Do capital Cs have to have a cedilla

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Deborah

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11 April 2019

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Do capital Cs have to have a cedilla

This question relates to:
French dictation exercise "Départ en vacances (B1)"

Chris

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12 April 2019

12/04/19

There is a modernist view which, increasingly, omits all diacritical marks from capital letters, the cedilla included. The Academie Française, however, argues for inambiguity and ease of reading and comes down in favor of using them.

Here is more about this: https://www.thoughtco.com/french-accented-capitals-4085546

Deborah

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12 April 2019

12/04/19

Thank you! I thought capitals had been used without diacritics for donkeys' years (since I was at school), though I knew you could use them for clarity. Thanks for the enlightenment!

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