John Cowan wrote:
> In fact, I think that is unlikely. U+2018 is the preferred character
> in English words like "isn't" and "won't", and it is wildly unlikely
> that any browser or other text-manipulator would line-break or
> hyphenate near it.
> (Of course, most English apostrophes are currently U+0027, but that is
> a heavily overloaded character and is semi-deprecated.)
Careful. U+2019 (not U+2018) is the preferred character for
apostrophe (as well as the right single quotation mark).
U+2018 is the *left* single quotation mark, which has the turned
comma shape like U+02BB.
The preferred shape for the Hawai'ian glottal stop is the turned
comma, and not the apostrophe shape.
> > Since U+02BB is intended for "letters of
> > alphabets", it is probably a better choice in the long term, even if
> > there is narrower implementation for it in fonts at the present time.
> Yes. For example, Java programs written using Hawai'ian identifiers
> would not work with U+2018, since it is not a letter, but would work
> with U+20BB.
> John Cowan email@example.com
> e'osai ko sarji la lojban.
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