Quotation Character Semantics

From: John Cowan (cowan@locke.ccil.org)
Date: Thu Jul 16 1998 - 17:05:35 EDT

The statement about English quotation character semantics applies
primarily to U.S. and Canadian practice. In most other English-speaking
countries, the custom is to use SINGLE quotation marks for quotations,
and DOUBLE quotation marks for quotations-within-quotations.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
	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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