From: Andreas Prilop (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jun 09 2006 - 06:40:25 CDT
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.
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