RE: Simple symbol question

Subject: RE: Simple symbol question
From: "Ronan DEPAGNE" <ronan -dot- depagne -at- atempo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:57:38 +0200

> -----Message d'origine-----
>From Stan Schwartz
> Hi,

> They are used (in pairs) as quotation marks by the French called
> guimets [gwee may].

I do not personnally know any French called guimets but, as guillemets
go, I believe that we, French not called guimets, would rather use " or
' as quotation marks, rather than << and >>. It would then be more

> J'ai dites, << Oui. >>
J'ai dit "Oui".

> Thus, I would refer to one as an opening single guimet [gwee met] or
> a single closing guimet.
If I had to name the < or > symbol (which I'd rather not),I would call
it a "chevron" in french.

I have a problem with humility, just can't use it, so IMnot-so-HO ;-)
>stick to the usual less-than and greater-than.

I totally agree with you on this matter, Stan.


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