I suggest collecting a short list of hints on this topic.
How to mark a stress?
(I propose to eventually create a community wiki post out of it.)
I strongly suggest using acute accents, which is the only proper way of marking stress. It has been always used in printed books, including dictionaries.
Other methods, including include bold and italic, along with cApital lEtters, appeared as “methods of last resort” on the Internet, when the support for Unicode was bad.
To enter acute accent (along with numerous other useful characters), I suggest using this keyboard layout: http://ilyabirman.ru/projects/typography-layout/ (Windows and Mac versions available). I use it myself.
Caveat: I've stumbled upon a Stack Exchange bug concerning the acute accent characters.
There are three ways:
<b> </b> tags around the stressed vowel, for example: ягода (
<i> </i> tags around the stressed vowel, for example: пшеница (
Use the combined acute accent + letter symbol, that is: а́, е́, и́, о́, у́, ы́, э́, ю́, я́, А́, Е́, О́, У́, Ы́, Э́, Ю́, Я́ (simply copy the symbols from here).
Win+R, regedit.exe), add a string value
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Input Methodand set its value to 1. Then you'll be able to add accents in most programs like this: type letter, press
+301on numeric keyboard with NumLock on, release
Option-eand then letter.