Draft of nine new FAQ questions
reynt0 at cs.albany.edu
Fri May 25 01:56:00 CEST 2012
On Wed, 23 May 2012, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 5/23/12 6:50 PM, reynt0 wrote:
>> Also, just to mention, best to avoid smart apostrophes/quotes
>> in the final version, naturally, right?
> Not a whelk’s chance in a supernova. Those aren’t smart quotes, they’re
> perfectly valid UTF-8 typographic marks.
> "Straight quotes" and 'straight apostrophes' are artifacts of the
> typewriter era, where there was simply not enough space on the keyboard
> to provide proper typographic marks.
. . .
I was just guessing what they might be. They showed as
"garbage" character groups in some browser rendering.
The idea is just to maximize usability to maximum audience,
of course, however that might be obtained.
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