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The œ character (oe ligature) is not in Latin-1, so we mark it with brackets like in man[oe]uvre, or [OE]dipus for the capital Œ. Note that the æ character (ae ligature, as in encyclopædia) is in Latin-1, so that character should be inserted directly.
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