Re: Latin-1's apostrophe, grave accent, acute accent

Date: Mon Aug 02 1999 - 17:08:31 EDT

well, i am not an expert in this, but i believe that this discussion is about
having an appropriate glyph for a character inherited from ascii where it was
used for apostrophe, single quotes left and especially right, and accents. don't
all these functions have unambiguous characters in unicode? that would mean that
a "clean" or "correct" version would eventually have e.g. U+02bc (modifier
letter apostrophe) for what you need? one of its descriptions is "spacing clone
of Greek smooth breathing mark".

also, the description for U+0027 includes "preferred character for apostrophe is
2019" (U+2019 is the right single quotation mark).


"Constantine Stathopoulos" <> on 99-08-02 13:32:27

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Subject: Latin-1's apostrophe, grave accent, acute accent

On 2/8/1999, at 11:34 ??, wrote:

>i believe that there is not much of a question: not doing the 'right' thing
>because of improper implementations of a 7-bit standard is _bad_ for all the
>reasons that you gave.
>go for B, the straight apostrophe.

Which, i.e. the 'straight' apostrophe glyph, is quite wrong as far as the Greek
script is concerned. In Greek - where the symbol and its name comes from -
apostrophe is unambiguously depicted as a homeoglyph (or homoglyph in many
fonts) of PSILI (U+1FBF).

In fact, I am very curious to see how this one will be resolved as far as
international Unicode fonts are concerned.

Constantine Stathopoulos,
Iris Media Internet Solutions.

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