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Posted by onlinebible at May 23, 2010 4:12:27 AM
Use of Straight or Curly (typographic) Apostrophes and Quotation Marks
It would be useful to have guidelines about Apostrophes (U0027), Quotation Marks (U0022) and the typeset (typographic) equivalent Single Quotation Marks (U2018 & U2019), Quotation Marks (U201C & U201D).

Printed KJV Bibles use the typeset (typographic) Apostrophes and Quotation Marks.

Project KJV2006 electronic use straight Apostrophes (U0027) and Quotation Marks (U0022) which do not visually look as nice as typeset (typographic) Apostrophes and Quotation Marks as in Printed KJV Bibles.

Neither is wrong, but there is no option in Sword Preferences to use so called "Smart Quotes" to convert & display straight Apostrophes (U0027) and Quotation Marks (U0022) as (typographic) Apostrophes and Quotation Marks as in Printed KJV Bibles,.

Common Human Interface guidelines is to use straight Apostrophes (U0027) and Quotation Marks (U0022) and let the application decide how it convert/display/copy the characters.

It would be very useful if Sword could implement so called "Smart Quotes" as an display/copy option in Preferences or suggest electronic texts is submitted with typeset (typographic) Apostrophes and Quotation Marks instead of straight Apostrophes (U0027), Quotation Marks (U0022) so that the text look more like the printed Bibles on the display.

In some languages thought they might differentiate between the two forms, or possibly use additional punctuation like reversed quotation marks (U201B & U201F) or low quotation marks (U201A & U201E).

Whilst the following should be avoided at all costs for various other purposes then mathematics, the sciences and linguistics (transliteration of some languages, such as Russian, to denote palatalization.)
Prime (U2032) & Double Prime (U2033).