From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 29 2005 - 11:00:03 CST
From: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <email@example.com>
> 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.
A matter of typographic style (possibly depending on languages/regions).
Also alternative (and ore common) forms include the case where the bulb
above the thin leg is replaced by a thicker vertical rectangle instead of a
circle, like a upper comma.
But in fact, all apostrophes I have seen in French texts never use the
9-shaped form with a filled bulb, even in handwritten texts where this is
just an angled straight line (possible thicker on the top). The only
alternative I have seen is a small 7-shaped form, or a small curved variant
of the straight form, similar to a the lower half part of a closing
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Tue Mar 29 2005 - 11:00:44 CST