Re: U+2018 is not RIGHT HIGH 6

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 23:00:18 -0600

Andreas Prilop wrote:

> Suggested solution:
> Correct the typefaces Comic Sans MS, Tahoma, Verdana
> in the same way as the typeface Trebuchet MS has been corrected:
> Make U+2018 a rotational image of U+2019.
> Make U+201B a mirrored image of U+2019.
> Make a clear statement in the Unicode standard:
> U+2019 rotated by 180 degrees results in U+2018.
> U+2019 mirrored results in U+201B.

These suggestions are constructive and practical, and make a lot more
sense than trying to get a new character encoded, or telling people to
use the wrong character, to work around a glyph problem in a select few

The editorial additions seem sensible, although words like TURNED and
REVERSED in character names have a specific, well-defined meaning and
there should be no need to explain them or talk around them, beyond what
the Standard and these additions provide.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­ 
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