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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

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September 2, 2000 22:59
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
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>>>>> On Sat, 02 Sep 2000 18:36:42 -0600, Tom Christiansen <> said:

>> Mapping an apostrophe to a vertical line is just *wrong*, almost
>> unforgiveably so.

   > An apostrophe certainly is *not* a verticle prime.  That's broken.

Citing Markus Kuhn.

    Unicode 2.1 explicitly says that U+2019 is the preferred
    punctuation apostrophe

    The Unicode 3.0 standard says explicitly that U+0027 be a "neutral
    (vertical) glyph having mixed usage"

Anybody with the Unicode book at hand may supply us with a page or
section number.

I have inspected the "Final proof for Latin alphabet No. 9" which is
available online at with acrobat
reader and with ghostview. The U+0027 character there in section 6.2
definitely is a vertical bar on my screen. Maybe my screen is infected?


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