How to remove accents while conforming to language standards?

From: Jennifer Wong <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 15:37:22 +0000


I would like to ask for advice on removing accents from characters. While the normalization process is straight forward (NFD, remove accents), it does not take into account of special cases. For example, Danish, "" should be mapped to "aa", not "a". Likewise, in German, "" "" "" should be mapped to "ae", "oe" and "ue" respectively, not "a", "e", "u". Are there common practices on how to handle these special cases? Thank you.

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