From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 10:21:54 EST
I don't think that usage is described in the ASCII standard; as far as I can
tell it is only in that RFC.
And it leads to really ugly text nowadays, such as in
► “Eppur si muove” ◄
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marco Cimarosti" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Stefan Persson'" <email@example.com>; "David Starner"
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 03:10
Subject: RE: Header Reply-To
> Stefan Persson wrote:
> > > > Why doesn't that page follow the ASCII standard and/or
> > any ASCII-based
> > > > standard?
> > >
> > > What? As far as I can tell, it's 100% ASCII.
> > It doesn't follow the ASCII standard as far as quotation marks are
> > concerned.
> Using ` and ' as quotation marks is a long-standing Internet convention.
> RFC #20, October 1969 (sic!):
> "4.2 Graphic Characters
> 2/7 ' Apostrophe (Closing Single Quotation Mark Acute Accent )
> 6/0 ` Grave Accent [2,3] (Opening Single Quotation Mark)
> 2 The use of the symbols in 2/2, 2/7, 2/12, 5/14, /6/0, and 7/14 as
> diacritical marks is described in Appendix A, A5.2
> RCF #20 contains no Appendix A, so I guess that this usage is described in
> the ASCII standard itself.
> _ Marco
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