From: Marco Cimarosti (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 06:10:10 EST
Stefan Persson wrote:
> > > Why doesn't that page follow the ASCII standard and/or
> any ASCII-based
> > > standard?
> > What? As far as I can tell, it's 100% ASCII.
> It doesn't follow the ASCII standard as far as quotation marks are
Using ` and ' as quotation marks is a long-standing Internet convention. See
RFC #20, October 1969 (sic!):
"4.2 Graphic Characters
2/7 ' Apostrophe (Closing Single Quotation Mark Acute Accent )
6/0 ` Grave Accent [2,3] (Opening Single Quotation Mark)
2 The use of the symbols in 2/2, 2/7, 2/12, 5/14, /6/0, and 7/14 as
diacritical marks is described in Appendix A, A5.2
RCF #20 contains no Appendix A, so I guess that this usage is described in
the ASCII standard itself.
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