Re: More info about #228486 / #235759
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On Wednesday 28 July 2004 20:16, Jens Nachtigall wrote:
> > b) Use guillemots
> > - guillemots are very unusual in Germany (In printing I remember
> > only a few occurences in ~1900 vintage books, and none in
> > contemporary literature)
> That is by no means right. I don't know what kind of books you read, but
> if I take a random look at my library, I get these books with »« :
> * »Die Hebammen-Sprechstunde« (book about getting children) -> 2002
> * »Perspektivenübernahme und soziales Handeln« (social studies) -> 1982
> * »Die Lust am Schauen« (social studies) -> 1986
> * »Zope« (computer science) -> 2004
> There are also some books with U201E and U201C, however, these are the
Just to support Jens' statements, I had a quick look into my library, too:
- - Computer related books: 3 using »«, 1 using U201E and U201C
- - Some novels: 5 using »«, 1 using U201E and U201C
(I can list the exact titles, in case anyone wants to know ...)
> Regardless from personal impressions of what's the most often used case,
> Duden (the German authority for orthography) recognizes both as valid.
Absolutely right. Both are valid, and I got the impression that the
guillemots are even more common - at least in books; magazines might be
different. I didn't look into those.
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