Re: U+2018 is not RIGHT HIGH 6

From: Michael Probst <>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 14:20:49 +0200

Am Montag, den 30.04.2012, 16:59 +0200 schrieb Andreas Prilop:
> Actually, the case is quite simple.

Alas, it isn't :-) Or why is it that the discussion you pointed me at
(Danke!) quickly strayed from the topic, got hotter than useful and
seems to have lead to no result regarding the original problem?

> A problem exists *only* with these four typefaces:
> Courier (New), Comic Sans MS, Tahoma, Verdana
> All, *All*, *ALL* other typefaces agree that
> -- U+2018 is a rotated apostrophe U+2019
> -- U+201B is a mirrored apostrophe U+2019
> Only the above four typefaces have wrong glyphs at position U+2018,
> namely glyphs that actually belong into U+201B.

What I want to show (and what is meant here, as far as I understand it)

is something different. I suspected and tried to anticipate this by
including a Verdana example, and only made the explanation more complex.

Then again, Kenneth Whistler surmised that U+201F would probably have
got no code point in 2006

so today U+201B and U+201F would possibly not be encoded at all but
treated as glyph variants. The real error may be that U+0022 is not
neutral in relation to design of the rest of the font.

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