A closer look at jè
Keith Houston is an expert on the subject of punctuation. He wrote the standard work ‘Shady Characters’, describing the history of all kinds of punctuation marks and typographic symbols. Among them are the interrobang, hashtag, ampersand and several irony marks. Recently, he published an article on his blog about the jè-mark: “Sander Neijnens’ jè mark, a typographic shrug — “so what?” — or irony mark, made with uncommon care and attention, and just waiting for you to take it up’.