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Straight Quotation Mark.svg
" U+0022, "
QUOTATION MARK
!
[U+0021]
Basic Latin #
[U+0023]
U+FF02, "
FULLWIDTH QUOTATION MARK

[U+FF01]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF03]

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.

Punctuation mark[edit]

"

  1. Used as a quotation mark in some languages. See " ".
  2. ״ (gershayim)
  3. (double prime, as in inches)
  4. Used after a letter as a nonstandard representation of an umlaut, diaeresis or hungarumlaut, when technical limitations prevent the use of one.

Related terms[edit]

  • (diacritical mark): ', :

Symbol[edit]

"

  1. (ditto mark) Used in lists or tables to indicate a repetition of appropriate content above
  2. (time, angles) symbol representing the second, placed after the value of the seconds in a term to indicate seconds count

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (time): '
  • (angles): ', °

See also[edit]

Punctuation