From: Karl Pentzlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 09 2006 - 14:52:22 CDT
Am Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2006 um 20:02 schrieb Adam Twardoch:
AT> Yes, it's a particular design of the quotation mark. What's wrong with it?
It is OK when somebody designs quotes U+201D,U+201C for use in English
text in a way that “quoted” looks like: <high>\\ quoted <high>//.
It shows a peculiar taste but it is OK when somebody deliberately designs
quotes U+201E,U+201D for use in German text in a way that „quoted“ looks
like: <low>// quoted <high>\\. (However, this does in no way improve
visuability on small screen resolutions over <low>// quoted <high>//.)
But it is not OK when somebody designs quotes for English, deviating from
the designs recommended by the Unicode chart glyphs, and puts them into a
font which is to be used as bread-and-butter font worldwide, i.e. also for
That’s wrong with the designs of the versions of Courier New, Verdana etc.
shown on http://webdesign.crissov.de/Typografie/Zitieren#lieberandersrum .
- Karl Pentzlin
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