Diacritics, Accents, Tashkeel

So what are diacritics anyway? Diacritic is a mark typically used in combination with another character. These are sometimes called ‘accents’, in Latin, for example, “â” the mark on top of the “a” is a diacritic. In Hebrew and Arabic these are marks that denote vowels. In Arabic, these are also called ‘tashkeel’, for example…