From: Ben Dougall (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 17:12:30 EDT
On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 02:10 pm, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Interestingly, the French first-level quotation marks use what we call
> "chevrons" (double angle brackets).
> However there are some typographical considerations that common fonts
> forget when they design these characters:
> They are normally as tall as lowercase letters, the angle brackets
> should not be acute, but still kerned (and not displayed as two
> separate angle brackets), and their bottom base should be aligned with
> the baseline of the Latin script.
are they something that's in unicode? apart from the less than and
greater than < > symbols i can't see anything like that.
> French usage of these quotation marks is interesting: when a quotation
> spans several paragraphs, each paragraph starts with a quotation mark,
> but only the last one is terminated by the mirrored mark.
so it can go open, open, open, close for example. and the last close
covers all the previous opens. i see from another mail that also occurs
in english. didn't know that.
thanks for the info. whenever i try and find out about this sort of
thing one thing always becomes very apparent. there's no blanket rules
that apply. at least not obvious, immediate ones.
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