Re: Another take on the English apostrophe in Unicode

From: David Starner <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:15:09 +0000

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 12:16 AM Leo Broukhis <> wrote:

> I agree that conflating apostrophes and quotes is a source of
> problems, however, existence of the MODIFIER LETTER [same glyph as
> used for English contractions] in Unicode is a coincidence which
> should not have an effect on usage of apostrophes in English.

Coincidence or not, the Unicode Consortium is not going to allocate a new
code-point for the English apostrophe as long as MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE
exists. Any change is pretty unlikely, but changing to an existing
character is vastly more likely then creating a new one.
Received on Fri Jun 05 2015 - 08:17:09 CDT

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