Re: Exemplifying apostrophes

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 21:43:55 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > - This is standard rule for all punctuation signs drawn using more than one
    > glyph, and that need some spacing around them (the only exception is the
    > ellipsis written without spaces before them, and long dashes that also need
    > spacing for the inner side).

    The key word here should be *glyph*. Correct cultural norms for spacing
    punctuation should not be a text encoding issue at all, any more than
    spacing any other glyphs should be an encoding issue. These should be
    display issues, handled via font intelligence and language tagging.

    John Hudson

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