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Hi :)

I'm a native German speaker with passable (US-) English skills.

Born and raised in the western part of the beautiful and lucky city of Berlin, I've found relative joy in software development after a few years of aimless meandering and finally moving back to my beloved hometown.


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comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
I've just created a meta topic on this bug.
May
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comment What is the correct way to denote a quotation in German?
@toscho I know, it's also short for inch in english. That doesn't mean it can't be used as a quotation mark when writing on a machine. It's not great style, typographically, but it's allowed.
May
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comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
@Konrad Rudolf Thank you. I've found a workaround, but I think for a site that centers around a language where typographical correctness of quotation marks is important, we should consider a change of the main font.
May
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revised What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
I have added inline code formatting (`), which displays quotation marks correctly. (at least for me)
May
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comment What is the correct way to denote a quotation in German?
Excellent answer, but " is perfectly acceptable in machine-written text, for e-mail, forums, etc. Word should autocorrect to the correct marks when language is set to German (Germany).
May
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comment What is the correct way to denote a quotation in German?
@swegi, your example is not actually correct. The correct form for the closing quotation mark is .
May
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answered Was bedeutet “Abb.”?
May
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comment Gibt es eine deutsche Phrase, die dasselbe bedeutet wie “It is an ill wind that blows no good”?
I think it would be useful if you provided an explanation of the proverb first. It doesn't make sense to me, and apparently many others.
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revised What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
Removed excess stop
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answered What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
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answered What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
May
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comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
Note to my comment: The font used here unfortunately renders correct closing quotation marks in a misleading way. They usually point upards and to the right, away from the quotation - just like the opening marks, rotated by 180 degrees. To see it right, copy and paste „this“ into a text editor and switch the font to Courier New, for instance.
May
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comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
Sorry, this answer is wrong. We use „quotation marks“ (note slight difference to „this” from thei - the closing marks are struck from bottom towards the top right). French quotation marks (pointing inwards) are very rarely used, probably mostly just for looks. Wikipedia says that Switzerland uses french marks pointing outward, but swiss German differs from standard high German a little anyway.
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comment Welche Eselsbrücken gibt es, um “dass” und “das” auseinander zu halten?
@teylyn: Ja, es gibt einen Asterixfilm, in dem ein haus vorkommt, das Verrückte "herstellt" - eine Behörde. Ungeschickt gewähltes Beispiel.