I have been using Debian for quite a few years. Every now and then, when I write or read something I find it confusing what an author meant by it. I had a look at the wikipedia page, as well as this question . I found it pretty interesting that the Unicode consotrium puts it as being pretty context-dependant where in the 33 paqes of chapter 6 it says it depends on the context. But this doesn't tell the story as to why (') was used.
Another query is do all linux distributions do use 'typewriter apostrophe' as been shared on wikipedia rather than the classical closed quotation marks which is/was shared in handwriting.