Re: Bidirectional angle quotation mark?

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 02:49:44 CDT

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    Hello, Leo!

    The lowercase T is not exactly weired if you know cyrillic history. In
    cursive, it's actually still reflected. This shape originates from
    exaggerating the vertical half-serifs on the horizontal T-bar,
    originally motivated by the attempt to make the T clearly distinct
    from the cyrillic Ge.

    As for the quotation marks, I have seen several versions of the
    guillemets, namely comma-shaped and half-moon shaped ones. They either
    came in pairs, or if not (as used today in Nordic countries), they
    would have a clear directionality and could be clearly glyph variation
    of the guillemets. (Or in the case of the comma-shaped ones, they
    could be also considered a glyph variation of the regular english
    opening and closing quotation marks, where the variation is not in the
    shape versus angled guillemets, but in the position versus the
    traditional ones).

    Now, the glyph you have demonstrated could be either considered a
    "undirectional/unpaird guillemet-type quotation mark", which could be
    eligible for encoding, or it could be considered a glyph variation of
    the RIGHT POINTING guillemet in analogy of the Swedish and Finnish use
     »Quotation comes here»

    --- I'd personally prefer the latter notion.


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