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I don't mean this ironically, I really don't understand why would anyone care about such things?



So, not about curly vs straight quotes, but about whether to use en-dash, em-dash, minus, or hyphens on Wikipedia. For example, what mark do you put in "Mexican-American War"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Mexican%E2%80%93American_...

Here's a lengthy village pump discussion, with no outcome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy...

Look at the word counts for some of the discussion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=dash&pre...

Some of these discussions end up on Arbcom which is pretty severe: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Arbitra...

It seems a lot of people do care, passionately, about the difference between "" and “”.


Language and typography are art. Proper typography is more aesthetically pleasing.




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