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
flagthe United Arab Emirates
10%
80%
0%
10%
10
flagItaly
21%
69%
0%
8%
23
flagAustria
35%
57%
0%
7%
14
flagNorway
10%
55%
30%
5%
20
flagUnknown
15%
53%
9%
18%
32
flagGermany
19%
52%
9%
17%
114
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
52%
24%
8%
25
flagCanada
21%
47%
4%
26%
23
flagSpain
42%
47%
5%
5%
19
flagPoland
25%
46%
11%
16%
6488
flagSweden
27%
45%
9%
18%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
26%
42%
13%
16%
180
flagthe Netherlands
19%
38%
12%
29%
31
flagthe United States
27%
33%
19%
18%
124
flagFrance
26%
33%
6%
33%
15
flagIndia
35%
28%
14%
21%
14

Gender

men44%
women48%
question marks
24%
25%
quotation marks
44%
48%
semicolon
12%
10%
exclamation marks
18%
15%

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Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?
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