From: Mark E. Shoulson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 - 13:20:36 CDT
Andreas Prilop wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jun 2008, Leo Broukhis wrote:
>> The above page contains, among other letter-apostrophe combinations,
>> "â'i" - thus proving that the writers know what they're doing.
> Then they should have used U+2019 (’) instead of U+0027 (').
That may well be true, but the same may be said of many articles on
en.wikipedia.org as well, for apostrophe-s and for English contractions
(though it seems, at a cursory glance at least, that fr.wikipedia.org
does not use ASCII apostrophes). The use or misuse of ASCII ' instead
of U+2018, U+2019, U+02BC, U+02BE, U+05F3 for that matter, and a bunch
of other ones besides, is well-known and well-documented. People like
to use what's on the keyboard (see, I just did it myself). Same problem
with ASCII ", which probably has no business being in *any* natural
language text if we're being so picky.
They knew what they were doing: they correctly used â and correctly
contracted it with an apostrophe.
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