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#lang pollen
(define-meta title "foot and inch marks")
hanging-topic[(topic-from-metas metas)]{Use straight quotes, not curly}
first-use{Foot and inch marks} also known as minute and second marks or prime and double prime marks, depending on what theyre labeling are not curly. Use straight quotes for these marks.
But back in xref{straight and curly quotes}, you told me to turn on smart quotes. So now, when I try to type foot and inch marks, they come out curly, not straight. A fair point.
Typography purists would point out that proper foot and inch marks have a slight northeast-to-southwest slope to them. True, but those characters arent available in many fonts. So straight quotes are the most reliable tools for the job.