[wp-hackers] WordPress Uses "Wrong" Apostrophe in Blog Title

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 03:45:58 GMT 2007

Apostrophes should be defined by the Font in use, not be what someone says
"should be used". The last time I checked, windows uses Trebuchet MS as the
font for most of the OS. In Trebuchet MS, the "neutral apostrophe" is used.
In other fonts, they might use the "curly apostrophe". The font should be
the deciding party on what the apostrophe should look like, not WordPress...
Or... is WordPress just using htmlspecialchars()? In which case, take the
last sentence and replace "WordPress" with "PHP".

On 7/7/07, Rob Miller <r at robm.me.uk> wrote:
> Matt wrote:
> > On 7/7/07, Rob Miller <r at robm.me.uk> wrote:
> >>
> >> It says "&#39; is the equivalent of the XML &apos;", not "use &#39;
> >> whenever you want to use an apostrophe in your writing"?
> >
> >
> > But, it also implies that &apos; is the correct way of doing it, but use
> > &#39; as the equivalent.
> >
> All it says is that it's the correct way of getting a neutral apostrophe
> ('), which is totally different to the one you should use in your
> writing (').
> &#39; is still useful, such as in situations like:
> <input type='text' name='foo' id='foo' value='I like neutral apostrophes
> (&#39;)' />
> ...it's just not for apostrophes in your writing.
> --
> Rob Miller
> http://robm.me.uk/
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