Re: Apostrophe

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Tue Mar 29 2005 - 11:00:03 CST

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    From: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <>
    > 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

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