Quotation marks

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Woody44
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Quotation marks

Post by Woody44 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:14 am

I'm back at work on what I hope will be my first book. It's non-fiction, but not scholarly. I'm certain it won't get picked up by a major publishing house, so my plan is to offer it through ePub and also print-on-demand. For the latter, I'm the book designer as well as the author.

I had thought to use Palatino Linotype as the font for body text. However, I just realized that the version of Palatino Linotype that's on my computer (from Microsoft, either from Windows or from MS Office) doesn't include typeset opening and closing quotation marks. I have the MegaFont NOW collection, and I see several choices in that that appear to be versions of Palatino: Original Palazzo, Palazzo, Work Palazzo, Palermo Serial, Palladio, and (possibly) Placid.

Which of these would be a good substitute for Palatino? Do any of these include typeset opening and closing quotation marks?

Thank you.

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Re: Quotation marks

Post by martin-k » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:16 am

If your Palatino doesn't have typopgraphic quotes, the font is broken. I am quite sure that Palatino does have these signs.

I would suggest Palladio because that's the font Hermann Zapf designed and digitized as his chosen digital successor to hotmetal Palatino.
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Re: Quotation marks

Post by Woody44 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:34 am

Thank you. I'll check it out.

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