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Why use raquo as a page title separation?

  • Why are you using raquo as a page title separation? I realize it looks nice, but wouldn’t a dash or colon look be more appropriate? I realize it looks cool, but it’s a quote, not a separator.
    Regards,
    Christian

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    It would be funny if it weren’t such a sad commentary on the human species as a whole 😉

    Agreed.
    And to actually answer the question, I think it’s a matter of personal preference. Grammatically, it is incorrect, but so is any punctuation you use, because it’s a fragment/title.
    I like them because they’re pretty.

    I suppose I take issue with it because we work so hard to make our sites accessible and standards based. How does a raquo come across in a reader for the blind or smartphones or who knows what else? Wouldn’t be more sensible to just use a : ? Perhaps I’m being silly here, but it does seem like a legitimate, if small, issue.

    I never considered accessibility… it’s a thought.

    Items contained in quotes may take a different voice in readers for the blind to distinguish it as a quote. How would it deal with a single quote and no closing quote? I honestly don’t know. Does anyone know someone who uses such a reader? Something to ponder I suppose.
    In the meantime, anyone know offhand what file I edit to alter it in my own install?

    Nevermind. Found it.
    wp-includes/template-functions-general.php
    line 93

    i seriously think parameters like these should be accessible from some advanced panel that can be incorporated in the backend.

    I got rid of raquo in the title tag through wp-includes/template-functions-general.php. but now i don’t know how to get rid of the extra space in the title tag. you can take a look at the code. please help http://www.topretreat.com/index.php/escape-to-virginia-beach/

    Umm, there’s no need to go editing core files. The function itself is configurable. » is just the DEFAULT. You can use anything you want.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_title

    Example: here’s “ :: ” being used: http://www.finalgear.com/news/2005/09/15/

    I’ve had this thread in the back of my mind for some time. The “@” symbol caught on like gangbusters, for showing the relationship between a user and a domain — but there’s no similarly ubiquitous symbol for showing the relationship between a document/post and a domain/section.

    I asked some mathematically inclined friends, in case they knew of a way of writing such relationships, and they said, “oh sure: Є”

    Its either html entry & # 1 0 2 8 ; or & # 7 4 5 3 ; (i’ve had to space them out because neither backticks nor < code > seems to be working)

    This symbol, when placed between x and y is used to say that x is part of y, where y is a set that contains y.

    I thought it would be a good character to use in place of the one that is technically a quote.

    Cool, dylan. Just COOL. We tend to forget the relationship factor that MADE the @ symbol so instantly obviously perfect.

    Um. And before I go to make wholesale changes here: what’s that thing actually CALLED? Does it have a name other than & # 1 0 2 8 ;?

    I don’t know what the name is… it looks like an Ukrainian palatalized E (read = ye). But it comes from the Old Greek “epsilon”.

    It’s a lower-case epsilon. Probably because the “Є” is read as “element.”

    x Є y is read “x is an element of y.”

    Even cooler! I can probably remember that *laughs at self*….

    Hmm. So is there an “upper case epsilon” then? Must be google time!

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