' (disambiguation)

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The ' character has number 39 in ASCII and code U+0027 in Unicode. It is used as:

  • Apostrophe (as straight version of the character), a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark
  • Single quotation mark (as straight version of the and characters)

It is often used in informal contexts to replace other similar looking characters that include:

Accents, pronunciation, or stress[edit | edit source]

Diacritical marks[edit | edit source]

  • Acute accent ´, a diacritic used in many modern written languages
  • Geresh ׳, a sign in Hebrew writing
  • Grave accent `, a diacritical mark in many written languages
  • Apex ´, a diacritic used to indicate a long vowel

Modifier letter punctuation[edit | edit source]

Other uses as accents, pronunciation, or stress[edit | edit source]

Units of measure[edit | edit source]

  • Prime (symbol) , used to designate units and for other purposes in mathematics, the sciences, linguistics, and music

See also[edit | edit source]