From: Mark E. Shoulson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2008 - 09:58:18 CDT
Andreas Prilop wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jun 2008, Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, okay - when we restrict ourselves to US-ASCII or perhaps
> But my original posting was about text that also contains such
> exotic letters as "w with circumflex" and "y with circumflex".
> With such letters, it makes no sense to use the ersatz U+0027
> for U+2019.
But it isn't like that. W and y with circumflex aren't "exotic letters"
in Welsh, they're just what you use. And ' is what you get when you hit
the appropriate key. In Hebrew writing, you use "exotic letters" like
alef, bet, gimel, and the rest of the Hebrew alphabet... but 99.9% of
Israelis are going to use ' and " instead of U+05F3 and U+05F4.
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