Summary: Displaying typewriter apostrophe as typographic one in
Component: Page rendering
In Ukrainian, the apostrophe is widely used. During several years there were
many discussions in uk.wikipedia, whether or not to comply with the typographic
rules (and the Unicode requirement,
http://unicode.org/reports/tr8/#Apostrophe%20Semantics%20Errata), that suggest
to use the typographic apostrophe (’) instead of the typewriter one ('). The
former is not present on the keyboard so its introduction may cause
difficulties, and there will be a need to somehow replace previously used
typewriter apostrophes in many articles.
Trying both to comply with typographic requirements and cause as less trouble
as possible we came to the decision, that we should ask to change the way page
is being rendered, so the typewriter apostrophe will be used to enter the text
while editing the page source, but while rendering the page the engine should
replace (both in text and in article's title) this symbol (') with a U+02BC
symbol, which is Unicode-recommended apostrophe best-fit for Ukrainian.
I should obviously mention that typewriter apostrophes which are used by
wiki-engine for marking up bold and italic passages in article should not be
changed. To distinguish which apostrophe should be altered I propose to check
if it is placed between other characters (no spaces, numbers or other symbols
next to it), as this is the only case how apostrophe may appear in Ukrainian
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