Re: Apostrophe (was: Re: Hawaiian language site goes Unicode)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Jun 04 1998 - 14:01:50 EDT

Kenneth Whistler wisely and gently corrected me:

[my errors on apostrophes snipped]

> 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.

Right you are.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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