[scribus] Quotes -- or, about typographical conventions

Meho R. mehor at gmx.com
Mon Aug 8 11:43:27 UTC 2011

On 08.08.2011 12:59, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Meho R.<mehor at gmx.com>  wrote:
>> As for quotes, John hasn't answered my question: aren't straight quotation
>> marks considered an error in english? I've witnessed a lot of typographical
>> discussions among professional book designers and typesetters, but I've
>> never seen a single one of them who's been using straight quotes. So, I'm
>> curious, why would John choose them over the common curly quotes?
>> Assuming, as I would prefer not to have to do, the John you refer to is me,
> my answer is going to be a qualified one.  Straight quotes are NOT
> considered an error in English in the USA.  In typography, straight quotes
> are considered improper by traditional typography standards, however, in
> many other forms of composition, they are definitely NOT considered an error
> or improper, but, rather are accepted as proper notation.  My apologies for
> failing to answer your question.  I took is as rhetorical rather than a
> request for information.
Thanks for the info. Although I do not share the same view regarding 
quotation marks, I do respect the opinion of a fellow editor.



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