In english.SE, the quotation mark (") used in the title is replaced by a smart quote. Are they visible in all the browsers, in any platform?


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    They work in IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on Windows XP and Windows 7. – Marthaª Mar 29 '11 at 13:59
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    They work in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on Mac OS X too. – apaderno Mar 29 '11 at 14:07
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    Works in Firefox, Chrome, and Midori on Linux (Ubuntu). – jbelacqua Mar 30 '11 at 17:37
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    This question's title should probably have "smart quotes" in quotes, to make it easier to check whether or not they work in a given browser. Also, the resulting screenshots would create reference cycles, which are always fun ;-). – SamB May 17 '11 at 15:35

They are output in the HTML code as “ and ”, so they should be supported on all reasonable browsers on all reasonable platforms.

  • I was wondering if somebody would see the title of the second question rendered differently because a comment to that question. – apaderno Mar 29 '11 at 18:19
  • Lynx, being run in an xterm window on my Ubuntu Linux system, with various configurations that may be non-standard, shows them all as " (ASCII character code decimal 34). I'm not sure if this counts as a "reasonable" setup, though... – Thomas Padron-McCarthy Apr 1 '11 at 10:45
  • @ThomasPadron-McCarthy: that sounds like "supported" to me. – SamB Feb 21 '12 at 0:31

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