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
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
53%
23%
7%
26
flagFrance
17%
52%
4%
26%
23
flagNorway
13%
52%
30%
4%
23
flagSpain
38%
52%
4%
4%
21
flagGermany
19%
51%
10%
17%
137
flagPoland
26%
45%
11%
16%
8560
flagCanada
25%
45%
4%
25%
24
flagSweden
31%
43%
6%
18%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
40%
15%
17%
222
flagthe United States
24%
40%
18%
16%
142
flagDenmark
50%
40%
0%
10%
10
flagthe Netherlands
21%
37%
13%
27%
37
flagUnknown
33%
33%
14%
17%
451
flagIndia
35%
28%
14%
21%
14

Gender

men40%
women47%
question marks
27%
26%
quotation marks
40%
47%
semicolon
13%
10%
exclamation marks
18%
15%

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Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?
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