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

Mark Davis mark.davis at icu-project.org
Wed Jun 28 20:03:01 CEST 2006

Right. Ciarán, never go only by the Unicode names; they can be quite
misleading. There is a long discussion of the use of apostrophes in the


On 6/28/06, Jon Hanna <jon at hackcraft.net> wrote:
> 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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