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Is the double prime symbol (″) the correct symbol to use when specifying inches? For example:


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In short, yes. This is mentioned here and (a nice blog) here. In addition, it is commonly referenced in typography manuals to specifically use the double prime instead of the quotation mark, or the double apostrophe.

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Yes, as Wikipedia will also confirm.

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