[OS X TeX] Unexpected quotation marks

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jun 9 15:50:01 EDT 2007

On Jun 9, 2007, at 1:13 PM, Robert Spence wrote:

> I'm not sure it's just an aesthetic flaw... more of a conceptual  
> one.  If the idea was to avoid having opening and closing quotes a  
> different shape, why opt for a shape that makes everyone say "those  
> aren't double opening quotes, those are two apostrophes" or  
> something similar? i.e., why choose a "closing" shape rather than a  
> straight up-and-down one?  Apart from the issue of the quotation  
> marks, Palatino is a remarkable font---everything looks chiselled--- 
> really sharp and clear.


If you look carefully you'll notice that the opening and closing  
quotes are NOT the same shape in Palatino. The fact that the slant is  
the same is really what makes the opening quote look so ugly to my eyes.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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