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Re: ASCII-only startup message?

From: Nikolai Weibull
Subject: Re: ASCII-only startup message?
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:12:14 +0100

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 3:01 AM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:

> Any evidence for your claim that ' is in Unicode only for
> compatibility between "left single quotation mark" and "right
> single quotation mark"?  Do you think that is even the most
> common use case for ' in old-fashioned plain text, whether
> typewriter or computer?  ", yes, but '?  I don't think so.

Given the English’ propensity to still not use contractions, but to
use single quotation marks when quoting, it’s not as clear cut as you
suggest either.

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