From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 15 2006 - 19:03:32 CDT
Andreas Prilop wrote:
> 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.
Yes, and nobody in his right mind is ever going to use U+201B, especially not to obtain a
particular glyph shape in a particular font. You don't break your text encoding in order
to get a glyph variant, especially not when the desired glyph shape in a different font is
mapped to a different character and the character you've used (U+201B) isn't supported at
all in the vast majority of fonts.
As far as I'm concerned, the encoding of what the standard clearly acknowledges as a
'glyph variant of 2018' as a separate character is itself contrary to the Unicode
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