What height do you design these at? I've seen a few schemes and am curious about the different rationales. I understand straight quotes (typewriter quotes) aren't 'supposed'
to be used, and are a result of conserving keys on the typewriter keyboard. But since people do use them and software doesn't always automatically correct them they are here to stay. Shouldn't they reflect the curly quotes?
Height of quotes in relation to each other
1. Straight quotes taller than curly quotes:
I don't understand what's going on here.
2. Straight quotes same height as curly quotes
This I can understand, these are all aligned to the cap or ascender height.
3. Straight quotes lower than curly quotes:
I understand that the straight quotes are aligned to the cap height and the curly quotes are aligned to the ascender height (or thereabouts).
Height of quotes in relation to cap height and ascender height
I'm just guessing here as to the rationale:
1. Quotes aligned to the cap height
Looks smooth at the start of sentences, for dialogue? Less disruptive?
2. Quotes aligned to the ascender height
Slightly more emphasis, anchors the height of the ascender?
3. Quotes heigher than anything