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QUERY: Correct spelling of the Sarajevo assassin's name

For years the surname of the assassin of Franz Ferdinand was spelled "Princip."  But in G. T. Otte's recent study of the July crisis, it's spelled "Prinčip" (with a hachek over the c).  This spelling is replicated in John Robertson's review of several new World War I books in the current CAS Austrian Studies Magazine.  Has the spelling (and resulting pronunciation) finally been corrected after a century of getting it wrong, or is the new accent a goof by some over-zealous editor?

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