In the Yorùbá language of Nigeria and Benin, writing with diacritics (accents and special characters) is essential [. . ..] Today the language is at a disadvantage online, because there are few tools to input the diacritics – even though it is spoken by 30-40 million people across the world. Among readers and writers of Yorùbá, there is uncertainty about when and whether to use the marks. How should, and can, diacritics be used today? Click here.