Re: Glyphs for German quotation marks

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2006 - 03:22:25 CDT

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    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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