Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?

question marks
quotation marks
semicolon
exclamation marks
English ‘cat’ or “cat” is trans­lat­ed to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other coun­tries typ­i­cal­ly use one of these styles. In many coun­tries, English quo­ta­tion marks are getting more and more popular due to wide­spread of English key­board­s.

Answers distribution

question marks
quotation marks
semicolon
exclamation marks
answers
flagUkraine
5%
80%
0%
13%
36
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
71%
14%
7%
14
flagSwitzerland
11%
70%
5%
11%
17
flagItaly
29%
58%
3%
9%
31
flagCzech Republic
9%
54%
18%
9%
11
flagFrance
16%
52%
4%
24%
25
flagGermany
19%
51%
11%
17%
147
flagNorway
17%
50%
28%
3%
28
flagSpain
43%
47%
4%
4%
23
flagAustria
42%
47%
4%
4%
21
flagPoland
25%
46%
11%
16%
9814
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
45%
19%
12%
31
flagCanada
25%
45%
4%
25%
24
flagSweden
26%
42%
10%
21%
19
flagDenmark
42%
42%
0%
14%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
24%
41%
15%
18%
246
flagthe United States
26%
39%
17%
16%
155
flagthe Netherlands
22%
36%
15%
25%
44
flagIndia
29%
35%
17%
17%
17
flagUnknown
33%
32%
14%
18%
541

Gender

men39%
women47%
question marks
28%
26%
quotation marks
39%
47%
semicolon
13%
10%
exclamation marks
18%
15%

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