RE: U+2018 is not RIGHT HIGH 6

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 08:04:01 -0700

Michael Probst <michael dot probst03 at web dot de> wrote:

> The real error may be that U+0022 is not
> neutral in relation to design of the rest of the font.

U+0022 is supposed to be entirely neutral from a vertical standpoint.
See NamesList.txt:

> * neutral (vertical), used as opening or closing quotation mark

The same is true for U+0027 APOSTROPHE:

> * neutral (vertical) glyph with mixed usage

Certain font designers have made these directional for decades, leading
to the hideous ``convention'' which some people seem to love, but which
is a classic example of abusing character encoding to achieve
typographical results.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­
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