From: Steve Summit (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 19 2006 - 13:34:16 CDT
Apologies if this is a tiresome or contentious question.
In the early versions of Unicode, U+0027 was the ambiguous
"Apostrophe-Quote", the preferred character for apostrophe was
U+02BC Modifier Letter Apostrophe, and the preferred character
for closing single quotation mark was U+2019 Single Comma
Today, however, U+02BC is relegated to use as a true modifier
letter (as its name suggests), and U+2019 is explicitly preferred
for both apostrophes *and* single quotes. Does anyone know the
rationale for this change?
(Me, I'd really like to distinguish apostrophes from quotes in
textual data, as they're obviously quite different semantically.)
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