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Re: [PATCH] standards: rewrite section on quoting

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [PATCH] standards: rewrite section on quoting
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 02:08:38 -0500

On Thu, 2011-12-22 at 21:54 -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 12/22/11 17:08, Karl Berry wrote:
> > +In the C locale, the output of GNU programs should stick to plain
> > +ASCII for quotation characters in messages to users: preferably 0x22
> > +(@samp{"}) or 0x27 (@samp{'}) for both opening and closing quotes.
> ...
> > +
> > +That's for the output.  In source files, you should stick to ASCII and
> > +use the ASCII character 0x60 (@samp{`}) for opening quotes.
> Unfortunately I see some problems with this advice.

Me, too... have I been misunderstanding how gettext works for all these

My point in my previous email was that you _can't_ use one style of
quoting in "the C locale" and a different style of quoting "in source
files", because they are exactly the same thing.  The C locale IS the
strings in the source files with no translation.

Isn't it?

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