Regional names allowed in France

Regional languages such as Breton and Corse are nearer to being better supported after MPs backed a law giving protection and allowing diacritic symbols to be used in forenames.

Symbols caused problems when a baby was given the Breton name Fañch as the tilde was not legal.

A top appeal court then allowed it.

The bill now goes to the Senate but it has dropped key provisions for language learning.

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