At 22:25 +0100 2003-11-30, Australian Type Foundry wrote:
>There are characters such as Question Down,
>Exclamation Down, Quote Single Base and Quote
>Double Base, among others, which seem almost
>entirely useless to me. What is the history
>behind and purpose of these characters in
>language, and in what circumstances are they
The first two are used in Spanish. ¡Hay caramba!
¿Verdad? The others are used in German and other
>I've never needed to typeset them, and I have never seen them used in any
>reading material, even textbooks or technical publications. Is it common
>practice to include these characters in display typefaaces?
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com