[XeTeX] Typographic question : quotation marks and apostrophes

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Thu Dec 15 16:12:58 CET 2011

On Thu, 15 Dec 2011, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> found on the ground floor", but I am not the author), the apostrophe
> of "weaver’s/weavers’" is the same Unicode character as the closing
> quotation mark of "windows’".  Should it be ?

I think that's the practice recommended by the Unicode Consortium.
U+2019 is named "RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK" and bears the note "this is
the preferred character to use for apostrophe".  The standard for TeX
input is to use U+0027 for both, which also keeps them on the same code
point.  If we were setting metal type it seems unlikely we would have
different sorts for the two purposes.
Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.

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