Re: Glyphs for German quotation marks

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2006 - 11:28:46 CDT

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    On Thu, 15 Jun 2006, John Hudson wrote:

    > When the quote marks are of the \ / variety, you have three
    > characters but only *two* differentiated glyphs.
    > In the latter case, it is obvious that two of the characters
    > are going to end up sharing the same glyph shape.

    Never! Even in Futura
    the apostrophe is wider at the top than at the bottom.
    Even in Futura, the 66 and 99 quotes are different.
    You have to look very carefully to see that they have not
    the same stroke width over their whole length.

    > What happens if they want to switch fonts?
    > Should they have to run search and replace functions on their document?

    That's what happens now all the time in German texts with
    Courier [New] and Verdana! The German Usenet and German web pages
    are full of complaints about this since many years! That's how
    this thread started!

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