From: Andreas Prilop (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 15 2006 - 11:08:03 CDT
[ I restrict myself to single quotation marks. ]
[ Everything is the same for double quotation marks. ]
On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, John Hudson wrote:
> Directionality in wedge-shaped or 6/9 shaped quotation marks
> designs is easy to determine because of the assymetric shape
> of the forms. But the directionality of oblique monoline quotes
> of the kind used in e.g. Tahoma and Verdana -- i.e. the fonts
> to which some of our German colleagues are objecting --
> is not so determined.
Your whole argumentation has a rather restricted point of view.
You argue inside a restricted 8-bit character set, which has only
*two* high quotation marks. For example, alt+0145 and alt+0146
in MS Windows.
You argue only with two quotation marks: opening and closing.
Your argument would be fine in a restricted 8-bit character set.
Please note that Unicode has *three* high quotation marks:
U+2018, U+2019, U+201B.
If you want a rotated apostrophe, use U+2018.
If you want a mirrored apostrophe, use U+201B.
Likewise, Unicode has lots of hyphens and dashes where ASCII
had only 0x2D.
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