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<tap> <tap> <tap> ... This thing on? Right then.
Since I am working on a new entry, I thought that this would be a
good time to resolve the
It is extremely reassuring to know that
others have wrestled
with this problem before. Pity that it basically ended in tears...
plain tick (ASCII 0x27):
apostrophe entity ('):
apostrophe entity (alternate spelling? &apo;):
apostrophe glyph (Unicode U+2019, in hex ’):
apostrophe glyph (Unicode U+2019, in decimal ’):
right single quote mark entity (’):
Remember: punctuate humanely! Every time you
misuse an apostrophe,
God kills a kitten!
Pictures! We got pictures!
So far, I have images off IE6 on Windows 2000 (both updated to
the most recent service packs and hotfixes):
And RedHat Linux 8, also updated to address security errata. (I am
currently running with “use my colors only, damnit!”
settings, to dodge the stupid sites that change the background to
white without also changing the text color to something dark.)
Finally, my PowerBook (running OS X 10.2.8, Mozilla 1.4):
The most surprising thing to me is that Mozilla gets it wrong: their
interpretation of ' defaults to the plain tick
character, which is at least sub-optimal. Bummer.
I should probably test it on older (version 4) browsers, but so far
it looks that ’ is the best bet for the browsers
that I’m targeting. Wow, that makes for ugly source, but so
long as the presentation looks good...