Hi, I wanted to ask, to someone whose native language is Croatian, if all the 30 letters or characters found in the standard Croatian language are considered as individual, separate letters in the alphabet, including the diacritics, or not. For example, concerning the diacritical letters ć, č, đ, š and ž: are they treated as letters on their own in the alphabet or are they considered like accented letters in, e.g., Spanish (hence only as variations of the corresponding non-diacritical letters)? This question applies also to the ligatures dž, lj and nj. I read these pages about the alphabet Gaj's Latin alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Croatian language, alphabet and pronunciation, but I'm still not sure. Thank you very much for your help.