[xquery-talk] backticks in regex - tales of the unexpected part II

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 10:28:48 PDT 2014

it and every other backtick in the dataset I am dealing with is a
mistyped quotation  mark.

Exhibit 1

Aisha`s Song but is supposed to be referring to

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 6:20 PM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
> On 7 Apr 2014, at 17:07, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka at gmail.com> wrote:
>> backticks match the \w regex class which does seem at odds with the
>> definition of that class.
> You might call it a backtick, and misuse it as a kind of quotation mark, but its proper Unicode name and intended semantics is "grave accent", and the \w category includes all non-spacing diacriticals.
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica

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