From: Ben Dougall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 16:53:54 EDT
On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 02:16 pm, Pim Blokland wrote:
> Ben Dougall schreef:
>> the reason i said that bit is html and xml (i know they're not
>> languages and they're certainly not in the area i'm asking about)
> So you were not talking about computer languages and I don't need to
> point out Pascal's (* *) and C's /* */ delimiters for comments?
not what i had in mind, but worth noting. thanks.
>> i wondering is there any language that uses of more than
>> one glyph for an open or close, like in xml and html? they
>> have a group of characters that together mean open or close
> I seem to recall it was perfectly normal for typesetters to use two
> single quotes instead of one double quote.
yup, that's a good point. people could easily use that in usual text.
'' or ‘‘ or ’’ would be an occurrence of two glyphs being used to
symbolise a open or close in english. so the chances of it in other
language - quite high i think.
> So citations would be
> entered ''like this'' instead of "like this". That's two characters
> And there is of course the colloquial habit of speaking the words
> quote and unquote to delimit a citation. These words making up 5 and
> 7 characters, respectively.
yes, and that could happen in any language, i think.
great information - just the sort of thing i'm after. thanks.
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