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Re: Expected behaviour of quotation marks

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 01:34:00 -0400
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: ishida@w3.org, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20160407053400.GA19797@mercury.ccil.org>
Florian Rivoal scripsit:

> With very directional characters such as , if you end up nesting
> them repeatedly it might not be pretty, but it's still clear.

What's more, German uses guillemets in certain contexts, but  is left
and  is right!  This is even worse when mixed with French.
Then there are quotation marks in bidirectional text ....

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan@ccil.org
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