[Ads-l] testing intelligent quotes

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 17 01:14:06 UTC 2014

My test result is indicative of 
something.  Intelligent quotes in my test message 
were returned to me by the list as intelligent 
quotes.  That means that the ADS-L list (and my 
Eudora) didn't do anything antagonistic.  On the 
other hand, in some messages sent by others on 
this list I see the ïntelligent" characters as three-character sequences.

But I'm not sure indicative of exactly where the 
misinterpretation does lie.  I'm puzzled.


At 10/16/2014 08:14 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>“abc” ‘def’
>In my text the above appear as intelligent 
>quotation marks before this message is 
>sent.  Let's see what they appear as to various 
>members' email applications.  One answer from 
>each of three factions should be sufficient -- 
>either as intelligent quotes (different forms 
>for opening and closing), unintelligent quotes 
>(same form for opening and closing), or 
>gibberish (strings of three characters, such as 
>’ for a single quote or apostrophe).
>If for some email applications they appear as 
>quotation marks (whether intelligent or 
>unintelligent), then the fault lies in your email application, dear Brutus.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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