Decimal Notation in HTML


Methods for correctly inserting curly quotes in web pages are not well understood.
The problem is that many web browsers assume you are referring to the local character system, translating your curly quotes into Greek or accented Latin characters. These same browsers always get the decimal notation references right.

Don't try to ``fake it´´ with doubled-up grave accents and straight single quotes or acute accents, as most of the ``best-known newspapers" do.

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Quotation Marks ✅
 ⮃ Character Notes Notation
a1 quotation punctuation " text"text
a2single curly left ‘ text
a2 single curly right ’ text
a3 double curly left “ text
a3 double curly right ” text
a4 single curly low ‚ text
a4 single curly low „ text
a5 single curly reversed high ‛ text
a5 double curly high ‟ text
a6 double ornament left ❝ text
a6 double ornament right ❞ text
a7 single ornament left ❛ text
a7 single ornament right ❜ text
a8 double left chevron « « text
a8 double right chevron » text »
a9 single left pointing angle ‹ text
a9 single right pointing angle › text


A single prime is used to represent feet/minutes.
A double prime is used to indicate inches/seconds.

They look similar to curly quotes, but are much more distinct, and they never look like commas.
They are set at an angle of 75° to 80° and are tapered from the top to the bottom.

Also shown are the triple prime and the three reversed versions of these characters.

Prime Marks in Decimal Notation ✅
 ⮃ Character Notes Notation
a1 single ′ text
double ″ text
triple ‴ text
a1 single reversed ‵ text
double reversed ‶ text
triple reversed ‷ text