On Mon, 03 Jan 2005 11:58:40 -0800, i18n@... <i18n@...> wrote:
>One thing I consider blatantly dumb is adding diacritical marks
(correct term? Sorry; should know) for their decorative appearance,

I remember a few years back one of the car manufacturers built a car
they called the "Volaré," but the word was pronounced on the
penultimate. I could not fathom why the word needed an acute accent!