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<caption style="font-style:italic;">Preferred Unicode characters for English punctuation</caption>
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! colspan="2" |Preferred
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!Usage
<th colspan="2">Prefered</th>
 
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!Deprecates
<th>Usage</th>
 
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|- <!-- new row! -->
<th colspan="2">Deprecates</th>
 
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|‐
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|Hyphen
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|Joining words, e.g. co‐operate.
<td>‐</td>
 
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| rowspan="4" |- (hyphen-minus)
<td>Hyphen</td>
 
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|- <!-- new row! -->
<td></td>
 
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|‒
<td></td>
 
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|Figure Dash
<td>N/A</td>
 
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|used as a dash within numbers, e.g. 555‒1212
</tr>
 
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|- <!-- new row! -->
<tr>
 
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|–
<td>‒</td>
 
<td>Figure Dash</td>
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|En Dash
<td>Separates ranges of numbers</td>
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|Separate range of numbers (e.g. 1989‒90)
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|- <!-- new row! -->
<td>-</td>
 
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|−
<td>Hyphen</td>
 
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|Minus sign
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|Indicate subtraction
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|- <!-- new row! -->
<td>–</td>
 
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|–
<td>En Dash</td>
 
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|Em Dash
<td></td>
 
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|Separate thoughts—like this
<td>-</td>
 
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|rowspan="2" | -- (hyphen-minus, ×2)
<td>Hyphen</td>
 
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|- <!-- new row! -->
</tr>
 
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|―
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|Horizontal bar<br/>Quotation dash
<td>—</td>
 
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|Introduce quoted text in some cases.
<td>Em Dash</td>
 
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|- <!-- new row! -->
<td></td>
 
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|‘
<td>-</td>
 
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|Left single quotation mark
<td>Hyphen</td>
 
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|Indicate start of quoted text.
</tr>
 
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|rowspan="3" | ' (apostrophe-quote)
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|-
<td>―</td>
 
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|’
<td>Horizontal Bar</td>
 
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|Right single quotation mark<br/>Apostrophe
<td></td>
 
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|Indicate end of quoted text, or omitted characters. Should not be used if the album clearly uses the typewriter apostrophe, as with [[release:1d86856f-73e9-4dc5-b2f1-7f2ed586ffea|this Frank Zappa album]].
<td>-</td>
 
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|-
<td>Hyphen</td>
 
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|′
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|Prime
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|Minutes; feet.
<td>−</td>
 
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|-
<td>Minus Sign</td>
 
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|“
<td></td>
 
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|Left double quotation mark
<td>-</td>
 
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|Indicate start of quoted text
<td>Hyphen</td>
 
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|rowspan="3" | " (quotation mark)
</tr>
 
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|-
<tr>
 
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|”
<td>‘</td>
 
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|Right double quotation mark
<td>Left Single Quotation Mark</td>
 
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|Indicate end of quoted text
<td></td>
 
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|-
<td>'</td>
 
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|″
<td>Apostrophe</td>
 
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|Double prime
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|Seconds; inches
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|-
<td>’</td>
 
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|…
<td>Right Single Quotation Mark</td>
 
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|Horizontal ellipsis
<td>Generally preferred Apostrophe character ([http://musicbrainz.org/release/1d86856f-73e9-4dc5-b2f1-7f2ed586ffea.html Zappa album] is a notable exception)</td>
 
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|Indicate intentional omission in original text, or a pause in speech or thought.
<td>'</td>
 
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|... (Period/full stop ×3)
<td>Apostrophe</td>
 
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|-
</tr>
 
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<tr>
 
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|Multiplication
<td>“</td>
 
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|Indicate multiplication operation.
<td>Left Double Quotation Mark</td>
 
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|x (the letter 'x')
<td></td>
 
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|}
<td>"</td>
 
<td>Quotation Mark</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>”</td>
 
<td>Right Double Quotation Mark</td>
 
<td></td>
 
<td>"</td>
 
<td>Quotation Mark</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>′</td>
 
<td>Prime</td>
 
<td>Minutes, Feet</td>
 
<td>'</td>
 
<td>Apostrophe</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>″</td>
 
<td>Double Prime</td>
 
<td>Seconds, Inches</td>
 
<td>"</td>
 
<td>Quotation Mark</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>…</td>
 
<td>Horizontal Ellipsis</td>
 
<td></td>
 
<td>...</td>
 
<td>Full Stop (x3)</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 

Revision as of 17:26, 18 November 2010

N.B. Usage of preferred characters is optional and sometimes unwarranted.

Preferred Unicode characters for English punctuation
Preferred Usage Deprecates
Hyphen Joining words, e.g. co‐operate. - (hyphen-minus)
Figure Dash used as a dash within numbers, e.g. 555‒1212
En Dash Separate range of numbers (e.g. 1989‒90)
Minus sign Indicate subtraction
Em Dash Separate thoughts—like this -- (hyphen-minus, ×2)
Horizontal bar
Quotation dash
Introduce quoted text in some cases.
Left single quotation mark Indicate start of quoted text. ' (apostrophe-quote)
Right single quotation mark
Apostrophe
Indicate end of quoted text, or omitted characters. Should not be used if the album clearly uses the typewriter apostrophe, as with this Frank Zappa album.
Prime Minutes; feet.
Left double quotation mark Indicate start of quoted text " (quotation mark)
Right double quotation mark Indicate end of quoted text
Double prime Seconds; inches
Horizontal ellipsis Indicate intentional omission in original text, or a pause in speech or thought. ... (Period/full stop ×3)
× Multiplication Indicate multiplication operation. x (the letter 'x')