From: Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 28 2005 - 16:05:17 CST
"Philippe Verdy" <email@example.com> writes:
> Well, I don't like using quotation marks at all if I want to make a
> true apostrophe. The ASCII single quote is certainly better encoding
> for that purpose, and I will only use these quotation marks characters
> when they are effectively opening/closing punctuations and not
The ASCII apostrophe usually looks worse. The true apostrophe is meant
to look as a quotation mark, with a filled bulb and a tail like 9.
> On the opposite, I see no opposition to use U+2032 (PRIME) as an
A prime definitely looks differently: it's straight, an apostrophe
should be curved.
> So better encode a APOSTROPHE LETTER, before speaking about replacing
> all ambiguous ASCII quotes... (Or may be specify that U+00B4, the
> *spacing* accute accent,
Same here. An apostrophe is definitely different from the acute
accent, it looks differently and has a separate meaning.
Although an apostrophe has a different meaning than a quote, it looks
the same, so in Unicode they are unified.
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