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[alreq] Ditto Mark in Arabic script

From: Behnam Esfahbod via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:51:43 +0000
To: public-i18n-archive@w3.org
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behnam has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/alreq:

== Ditto Mark in Arabic script ==
In handwritten Persian text, a symbol similar to **double quotation 
mark** is used as the Ditto Mark.

In movable-type Persian text, sometimes, **right-pointing double angle
 quotation mark** (U+00BB) is used as the Ditto Mark. Here's an 
example from Persian Grammer (by Parviz Natel-Khanlari):
![screenshot from 2017-02-27 

IMHO, the angle marks are used instead of non-angle marks only 
* following the English tradition of using **double quotation mark**, 
and usually using the angle marks in place of any quotation marks,
* **single quotation mark** or **double quotation mark** characters 
not being available in the Persian type case—therefore the need to go 
to another case, if actually needed.

I believe this is one of those things that may actually need a new 
character, eventually, as both the meaning and shape of the mark is 
different from any existing characters. Either way, we need more 
evidence from various languages.

Please view or discuss this issue at 
https://github.com/w3c/alreq/issues/98 using your GitHub account
Received on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 06:51:50 UTC

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