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
19%
71%
0%
9%
21
flagAustria
25%
66%
0%
8%
12
flagUU
14%
61%
4%
14%
21
flagNorway
10%
55%
30%
5%
20
flagGermany
20%
50%
10%
18%
105
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
50%
25%
8%
24
flagCanada
21%
47%
4%
26%
23
flagSpain
42%
47%
5%
5%
19
flagPoland
25%
46%
11%
16%
6281
flagSweden
27%
45%
9%
18%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
42%
14%
15%
170
flagthe Netherlands
20%
41%
10%
27%
29
flagthe United States
26%
34%
19%
18%
121
flagFrance
26%
33%
6%
33%
15
flagIndia
30%
30%
15%
23%
13

Gender

men45%
women48%
question marks
23%
25%
quotation marks
45%
48%
semicolon
12%
10%
exclamation marks
18%
14%

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Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?
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