[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: More info about #228486 / #235759

On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 09:46:40PM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> I have to raise another point:
> If guillemots are actually in such wide use, we should IMHO avoid to map
> german quotes to guillemots. They may be used in different contexts at
> the same time, or for nested quotes.

I just did a little digging[1]. Whenever I searched for nested quotes,
there was the rule (in english, french, german, ..) to use the *same*
style of quotes, but in the single variant, i.e.

" -> '
» -> >

and the same for the closing version. Do you have any evidence, that
some publication, person, organization mixes the quoting styles
instead of using this common rule?



[1] Duden, Rules for stylsheets, ...

Helge Kreutzmann, Dipl.-Phys.               Helge.Kreutzmann@itp.uni-hannover.de
  gpg signed mail preferred    gpg-key: finger kreutzm@zibal.itp.uni-hannover.de
    64bit GNU powered                  http://www.itp.uni-hannover.de/~kreutzm
       Help keep free software "libre": http://www.freepatents.org/

Attachment: pgpH5gxj0yMML.pgp
Description: PGP signature

Reply to: