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As has been mentioned by others, smart quotes
differ between languages, notably French, German,
and Swedish. One other notable issue is the decimal
separator - in some European languages, a period
is used as the separator instead of the comma.
sarahc -at- indigo -dot- ie
At 15:38 08/04/98 -0400, Stamant, Kirk R wrote:
>I have a punctuation question that involves
>international readers. Does anyone know if different
>cultures use either different punctuation marks than do
>American English speakers or if any cultures use "standard
>American punctuation marks" differently than American
>English speakers do?