From: Adam Twardoch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 08 2006 - 10:43:24 CDT
Andreas Prilop wrote:
> 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.
Says who? I know that the Germans like to standardize things, but there
really are more typeface designs than just DIN. And there are more
solutions to a question mark than the ones you're focusing on.
> 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.
No. These glyphs were designed specifically with readability issues in
mind. They were optimized for small screen resolutions. If the quotation
marks were designed in the way you are suggesting, U+201C and U+201D
would be indistinguishable.
> Comic Sans MS, Courier New, Tahoma, Verdana are still waiting for
There is nothing to be corrected there. These typefaces have perfectly
readable quotation marks optimized for small resolutions. You may not
*like* their design but the fact that you don't *like* them does not
constitute them *wrong*.
-- Adam Twardoch http://www.twardoch.com/
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