Right single quotation mark
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The Unicode character ’ (U+2019 RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK) is used both for a typographic apostrophe and a single right (closing) quotation mark. This is due to the many fonts and character sets (such as CP1252) that unified the characters into a single code point, and the difficulty of software distinguishing which character is intended by a user's typing. There are arguments that the typographic apostrophe should be a different code point, U+02BC MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE.[better source needed]
The straight apostrophe ' (the "ASCII apostrophe", U+0027 ' APOSTROPHE) is even more ambiguous, as it could also be intended as a left or right quotation mark, or a prime symbol.
- General Punctuation (Unicode block)
- ^ "Unicode 13.0.0 final names list". Unicode Consortium. 2020.
- ^ Kuhn, Markus (11 December 2007). "ASCII and Unicode quotation marks". University Computing Service, the University of Cambridge.
- ^ Which Unicode character should represent the English apostrophe? (And why the Unicode committee is very wrong.)