I've seen several times on this website users complaining about someone else typing accents wrong because they are typing with an English keyboard. (typical case:
e' instead of
è, consistently across the whole post).
Examples: Qual è il significato di "acchiappino" a Roma? (a recent one), sono io / sei tu: analisi logica, Significato di "pettinarsi i capelli a cercine", Un "estuario bituminoso" è una foce contaminata? (where the post was silently edited to correct the accents).
I feel that these discussions add very little to the website, and are only a way to annoy and drive away possible contributors. Posts written using these "fake accents" are perfectly intelligible, and it's clear to most readers why they are written in that way.
Are we OK with these comments? Or should we have a "community consensus" that (for instance) you are welcome to edit away English-keyboard accents but you shouldn't comment to complain about them?
Let's get this out of the way before someone else suggests it: on most operating systems there are international keyboard layouts that allow one to type accented letters on an English keyboard with little modifications, typically using dead keys. True; I am using one myself, but I think that we should be tolerating with people who don't want to go through the extra hassle of getting used to a new keyboard layout, for many reasons.