PerfectIt checks if a word appears with and without foreign characters.


PerfectIt will suggest there could be an issue if ‘cafe’ appears in the same document as ‘café’.


PerfectIt only checks if exactly the same word appears in two variations. It therefore will not find if ‘cafe’ appears in the same document as the plural, ‘cafés’.

Many Variations of the Same Word

Some words that have more than one accent may appear in multiple forms. For example, the word ‘Tłįchǫ’ could appear as ‘Tlįchǫ’ (one character altered) and ‘Tlicho’ (multiple characters altered). In this case, PerfectIt will display the two locations with foreign characters first. If both options have foreign characters included, it’s worth correcting that, then repeating this check in PerfectIt to see if there are any variations without any foreign characters.


As italics are commonly used to indicate a word that is unfamiliar to an English-speaking audience, PerfectIt will not find inconsistent use of accents for a particular term if one version is in italics.

Customizing the Check image0

You can set preferences for accents in the Always Find and Never Find tabs of the style sheet editor or you can customize the check as you work.