Quotation Marks

This page should give you an overview of quotation marks and similar characters.

Pressing a button copies the displayed characters to the clipboard of your system.

Just below the buttons you will find the Unicode code points and the Unicode character names (in capital letters).

Neutral Double Quotes

"This text is quoted."
U+0022 · QUOTATION MARK
Same marks on both sides.

Usage: computer programming, typewriters

Neutral Single Quotes

'This text is quoted.'
U+0027 · APOSTROPHE
Same marks on both sides.

Usage: computer programming, typewriters

(English) Double Typographic Quotes

“This text is quoted.”
U+201C · LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK
U+201D · RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK

Usage: typesetting, word processing in English and other languages

(English) Single Typographic Quotes

‘This text is quoted.’
U+2018 · LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK
U+2019 · RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK

Usage: typesetting, word processing in English and other languages

German Double Typographic Quotes

„This text is quoted.“
U+201E · DOUBLE LOW-9 QUOTATION MARK
U+201C · LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK

Usage: typesetting, word processing in German

German Single Typographic Quotes

‚This text is quoted.‘
U+201A · SINGLE LOW-9 QUOTATION MARK
U+2018 · LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK

Usage: typesetting, word processing in German

(Double) Guillemets

»This text is quoted.«
U+00BB · RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK
U+00AB · LEFT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK

Usage: typesetting, word processing in French and other languages

Single Guillemets

›This text is quoted.‹
U+203A · SINGLE RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE QUOTATION MARK
U+2039 · SINGLE LEFT-POINTING ANGLE QUOTATION MARK

Usage: typesetting, word processing in French and other languages

Acute Accents, Forward Ticks

´This text is quoted.´
U+00B4 · ACUTE ACCENT
Same marks on both sides.

Usage: mostly in combination with other characters like in é. Sometimes used as a surrogate for Single typographic quotes

Grave Accents, Backticks

`This text is quoted.`
U+0060 · GRAVE ACCENT
Same marks on both sides.

Usage: mostly in combination with other characters like in à. As a stand alone character used in computer programming

Links

Wikipedia: Quotation mark
Wikipedia: Quotations marks in English
Wikipedia: Acute accent
Wikipedia: Grave accent
Unicode
Unicode: C0 Controls and Basic Latin. Range: 0000–007F
Unicode: C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement. Range: 0080–00FF
Unicode: General Punctuation. Range: 2000–206F

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Published 07 Apr 2021, last edit 13 Apr 2021