[NTG-context] french quotation marks

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Tue Jul 26 13:38:34 CEST 2022


Am 26.07.22 um 11:48 schrieb Arthur Rosendahl:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 09:51:35PM +0200, Henning Hraban Ramm via ntg-context wrote:
>> Hi, according to my knowledge (and also Wikipedia), French uses « … » as
>> double (\quotation) and ‹ … › as single (\quote) quotation marks.
>>
>> The current setting in ConTeXt however is « … » for both, just with less
>> spacing for \quote.
>> If no francophone user objects I’d suggest to fix this.
> 
>    I object :-)  Single chevrons are not used at all in typography from
> France.  I read however on https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillemet that
> they are in Switzerland, hence if that can be confirmed there could be
> an option for Swiss French; but in the mean time I think that the
> current setup should stay as it is.

Ok, thank you!
So the German Wikipedia as well as “DUDEN Satz und Korrektur“ are wrong.

Hraban


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