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Character  " 
Unicode name QUOTATION MARK
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0022
! ← Basic Latin → #
See also: , , , , and ״

Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (as opening quotation mark), (as closing quotation mark), ״ (as gershayim), (as ditto mark), (as double prime)

Etymology[edit]

Typographical simplification, particularly due to the use of typewriters, thence followed in computers: rather than having separate opening () and closing () quotation marks (and other keys for ″ and others), a single square key was used, to reduce the number of keys.

Symbol[edit]

"

  1. (opening quotation mark)
  2. (closing quotation mark)
  3. ״ (gershayim)
  4. (ditto mark) Used in lists or tables to indicate a repetition of appropriate content above
  5. (double prime, as in inches)

Related terms[edit]

Punctuation

See also[edit]