Originally posted by ivanhoe
I don't know the English term for these marks, like this "
Three of these marks are like this """
They are called quote marks, quotation marks or, to be precise, double quote marks or double-quotes.
Some people call them (double) inverted commas because, in many fonts, they look like upside-down versions of the comma (,)
If you want to write them in HTML or XML, you use the character entity "&quot;". In other programming languages, you have to use double double-quotes to get them to appear, in others again you have to prefix with a backslash (\"
. Getting this right when accepting user input is a huge headache; I suspect that this accounts for the strange effect that this thread is supposed to be about.
There used to be (and may still be) a bug of this type concerning single quote marks (also known as apostrophes) in in-game messages: I used sometimes to see a backslash appear in my messages, like this "There\'s something wrong here"
If all the above shows up the way I intend it to, without needing an edit, I'll be amazed.