Re: Glyphs for German quotation marks

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2006 - 06:40:25 CDT

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    shows what happens when a typeface has wrong glyphs.
    The (single) closing quote for German is the same as the
    opening quote for English, namely a *rotated* apostrophe,
    which is U+2018.

    The *mirrored* apostrophe U+201B is acceptable (though
    not preferred) for English. It is impossible for German.
    Therefore, U+201B is not used for German.

    A problem arises when a typeface (e.g. Courier New, Tahoma,
    Verdana) has a *mirrored* apostrophe in U+2018. You write
    a German text with normal quotes U+201A and U+2018 and
    typeface, e.g. Times. Everything is fine. However, when
    the typeface is changed to Verdana (on the reader's system
    on the WWW, for example) the quotes are wrong.

    See also

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