From: Andreas Prilop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 08 2006 - 03:22:25 CDT
On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Adam Twardoch wrote:
> Yes, it's a particular design of the quotation mark. What's wrong with it?
No, it is not a particular design!
It is an error, namely confusion of U+201C with U+201F.
Please read carefully
U+2018 and U+201C are *rotational* images of U+2019 and U+201D.
U+201B and U+201F are *mirrored* images of U+2019 and U+201D.
A few typefaces such as Courier New, Tahoma, Verdana have glyphs
in U+2018 and U+201C which really belong into U+201B and U+201F.
Interestingly, Microsoft has indeed corrected one typeface:
Trebuchet MS. The version supplied with Windows 2000 has wrong
quotation marks at U+2018 and U+201C. The latest version is right.
If you have access to both Windows 2000 and Windows XP/2003,
you should be able to see the difference.
Comic Sans MS, Courier New, Tahoma, Verdana are still waiting for
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