Another take on the English apostrophe in Unicode

David Starner prosfilaes at
Fri Jun 5 01:58:24 CDT 2015

On June 4, 2015, at 11:01 PM, Leo Broukhis <leob at> wrote:

>On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 9:25 PM, David Starner <prosfilaes at> wrote:
>Hyphens generally make multiple words into one anyway. There's not really multiple hyphens the way there's separate quotes and apostrophes.
>Generally, but not always, just as apostrophes aren't always at a contracted word boundary. There is only one hyphen because no language (AFAIK) claims it as part of its alphabet. 

But the point was that treating hyphens as parts of words is not generally a wrong thing. There is one generally consistent rule for hyphens. When apostrophes and quotes are conflated, there is no one generally acceptable rule.
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