[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.


     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.


     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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