ISO 639 - New item approved - N'Ko

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Jun 8 20:08:24 CEST 2006

Michael Everson scripsit:

> Quark XPress, for instance. I don't know, John. I'm pretty sure words 
> like "don't" and "I'm" are typically counted to be identical whether 
> the apostrophe or the single quote are being used, unless you set 
> something like "exactly what I type".
> I don't understand why this is an issue.

Precisely because most lower-end search tools don't know about that equivalence.
I don't say I agree with the idea, but it's not indefensible.

Only do what only you can do.               John Cowan <cowan at>
  --Edsger W. Dijkstra's advice
    to a student in search of a thesis

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