Apostrophes in non-ASCII names (was: A proposed solution for descriptions)

Jon Hanna jon at hackcraft.net
Wed Jun 28 18:13:18 CEST 2006

Ciarán Ó Duibhín wrote:
> Agreed, names are only informative.  But the basic fact is that there is a
> processing need for two characters for this mark, one when it stands for
> elision (or possession), and another when it terminates a quote.  These
> functions are normally called "apostrophe" and "right single quote" and it
> is fortunate (and unlikely to be coincidental) that Unicode contains
> distinct non-decomposable characters with those names.

It's unfortunate and largely co-incidental.

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