This is the place to discuss questions of typography (and also its impacts on the development of scribus).
It would be great if all these rules were really applied consistently, but certainly with English, rules get bent, twisted, and broken, seemingly more often than not. Some would consider “ to be part of a serif font, and " to be the equivalent for sans serif. The main goal should generally be to communicate your glyph meaning without interrupting the reading process. Rules can be used strictly in technical writing, so using " for inch could be appropriate in that circumstance. But what if you were trying to use " one time to mean inch, and another to mean seconds? Perhaps in the end best to write out inch or seconds and eliminate the confusion.
In American English (at least), the construct from ... until would be considered awkward and usually resulting from a translation of that usage from another language. From ... to would be the common usage in America.
You can change it any time. Don't forget, this is a wiki ;) --C schaefer 20:05, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)
My view is that 'from ... until' is probably better when speaking about times and dates. Otherwise, yes, it can sound somewhat stilted. --Ringerc 01:35, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)