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
flagFinland
10%
90%
0%
0%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
71%
14%
7%
14
flagItaly
26%
65%
0%
7%
26
flagUkraine
11%
61%
0%
27%
18
flagCzech Republic
0%
60%
20%
10%
10
flagAustria
38%
55%
0%
5%
18
flagNorway
13%
54%
27%
4%
22
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
53%
23%
7%
26
flagGermany
20%
52%
8%
17%
127
flagSpain
40%
50%
5%
5%
20
flagFrance
19%
47%
4%
28%
21
flagPoland
25%
46%
11%
16%
7485
flagCanada
25%
45%
4%
25%
24
flagSweden
28%
42%
7%
21%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
26%
41%
15%
16%
207
flagthe Netherlands
20%
40%
11%
28%
35
flagDenmark
50%
40%
0%
10%
10
flagthe United States
25%
39%
17%
16%
139
flagUnknown
32%
35%
15%
16%
195
flagIndia
35%
28%
14%
21%
14

Gender

men42%
women48%
question marks
26%
25%
quotation marks
42%
48%
semicolon
13%
10%
exclamation marks
17%
15%

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Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?
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