I was surprised by this. Is his sort of equivalence case just being treated on a case by case basis as they arise? Surely there is a better way of doing this.
My experience is that sometimes accenting characters is not necessary but in other cases like this one it is. Depending on you keyboard accenting characters can be non-trivial or at least awkward. I have a UK ASCII keyboard and my windows 10 is localised to Irish English. A lot of the time the easiest thing to do is to google for the accented version and cut and paste, but it is time consuming and awkward. Handling of accented characters should be more predictable and easier than this.
Sorry George, I certainly never heard anything directly. I am still getting to grips with 1.7. and there have certainly been some welcome additions to Classical music handling. I have the impression that credit handling generally has been greatly improved especially with Qobuz. Whether as part of the new release ‘equivalents’ handling in this specific use case of accented characters was tightened up, I don’t know. Maybe @dylan can comment?