Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Dec 2016 22:42 UTC
Internet & Networking

The trouble with being a former typesetter is that every day online is a new adventure in torture. Take the shape of quotation marks. These humble symbols are a dagger in my eye when a straight, or typewriter-style, pair appears in the midst of what is often otherwise typographic beauty. It's a small, infuriating difference: "this" versus “this.”

I'll stop replacing curly quotes with straight quotes on OSNews the day the tech industry gives me back my Dutch quotation marks („Like so”, he said) and adds multilingual support to Google Now and Siri and so on (which right now require a full wipe to change languages, making them useless for hundreds of millions of people who live bilingual lives).

Yes, I can be petty.

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by p13. on Wed 28th Dec 2016 22:55 UTC
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Tensions are very high in the world.
There is a high risk of yet another war.
Possibly a big one.

But yes ... let's quibble over quotation marks ...

Edited 2016-12-28 22:56 UTC

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