Re: Inch vs. right quote

Subject: Re: Inch vs. right quote
From: KLShaw <KLShaw -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 09:19:09 -0800

Barbara J. Philbrick wrote:

<< Is there a typographic difference between the inch symbol and the
> typographic right quote? >>

The GPO Manual of Style suggests "in" as the abbreviation. FWIW I avoid
abbreviating inch because it's too easy to mistake " for ' (i.e., inches
for feet & vice versa).

Kim Shaw
Words & Graphics Inc.
KLShaw -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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