Curly quotes

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Often called book quotes, curly quotes are quotation marks that are curved rather than straight. Since they are curved, the left and right quotation marks display differently, where straight quotes appear the same. Some examples are shown below.

Quote type Example
Curly double quotes Curly double quotes
Curly single quotes Curly single quotes
Straight double quotes " "
Straight single quotes ' '

When trying to display curly quotes using HTML, the following entities may be used.

Quote type Entity
Curly left double quote “
Curly right double quote ”
Curly left single quote ‘
Curly right single quote ’

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