unnamednewbie13 wrote:Completely unrelated, utterly FWP formatting, I just noticed some of the punctuation in zeek's posts.
` (alt 96), and neutral ', or " I can at least get on my keyboard. If I want open/close “”, or ‘’ marks, Windows-use on this website I'd have to copy/paste them out of or compose with a word processor that does that. Which is fine until it does something I don't want.
´ (alt 0180) and ’ (alt 0146) need their extra zero or you get ┤ and Æ.
Also: alcohol is a drug, Dune is a sci-fi, vaccines work, blah blah blah.
it's apple mac/OSX's keyboard. that or the text encoding used specifically in the safari browser (i.e. ISO latin 1 is different from Mac OS roman).
apple's solution for multilingual or multialphabet usage is genius, tbh. you just hold down the key in question on your keyboard and a hover-list of diacritics, e.g. acutes/graves/cedillas/etc, just pops up with a numerical shortcut. so a+1 = à, a+2 = á, a+3 = â, and so on. è, é, ê, ë, ē, ė, ę. no need for awkward websites with ALT-numpad codes or &HTML; lookups.
i'm familiar with the differences between left single quotes, double quotes, apostrophes, graves, primes, etc. ditto hyphens, en dashes, em dashes. these are some of the persnickety details of typesetting and proofreading.
Last edited by uziq (2022-01-09 05:37:58)