[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: luS
Lieven L. Litaer
levinius at gmx.de
Fri May 24 00:17:16 PDT 2019
Am 24.05.2019 um 02:53 schrieb SuStel:
> I don't see how this leaves the apostrophe (U+0027) an acceptable
> character to use.
Oh, I think you misunderstood me here. In my first messages I wrote
>> You have weird apostrophes there.
>> I suggest simple ' or fancy ’, but never ‘.
This means I suggest U+0027 and U+2019, but never U+2018. It's only this
last one I say you should not use.
> Is there an acceptable typeface for Klingon? A recommended line spacing?
> Do bullets have to be triangles? How far down the typography hole do we
Now you are the one going cynical again.
> aesthetically please choice for the *qaghwI'.* I just don't see any
> reason to claim that left single quotation marks, or even apostrophes,
> are "just the wrong symbol."
As I wrote before: you misunderstood me here. There are some things,
which are not my opinion, but just a simple fact.
The following is a direct quote from Wikipedia (Okay, that page can be
edited by anyone, but let's put that topic aside)
Unicode defines three apostrophe characters:
U+0027 ' APOSTROPHE Typewriter apostrophe.
U+2019 ’ RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK
Punctuation apostrophe. Serves as both an apostrophe and closing
single quotation mark. This is the preferred character to use for
apostrophe according to the Unicode standard.
U+02BC ʼ MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE
Modifier letters [...]
[continue on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe#Unicode]
So, all I'm saying is: please do not use the left single quotation mark.
It's the wrong symbol which usually only appears due to some autocorrect
Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
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