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Re: quotes in INSTALL file

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: quotes in INSTALL file
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:55:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Eric Blake wrote on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 03:29:12PM CEST:
> According to Bruno Haible on 8/26/2008 1:17 AM:
> > The INSTALL file is supposed to be a plain-text file. Plain-text files are
> > nowadays viewed with ISO 8859 or Unicode fonts. As described by Markus Kuhn 
> > [1],
> > quotation with `...' looks ugly in these fonts.
> > 
> > I'm adding rules to generate the INSTALL file with prettier quotes. Projects
> > have the choice of picking up either INSTALL, INSTALL.ISO, or INSTALL.UTF-8.
> Are you planning on feeding these changes back to autoconf?  Also, does
> Automake need to be taught to auto-distribute INSTALL.ISO and/or
> INSTALL.UTF-8, or is the intent that packages borrowing those files from
> gnulib will rename them to INSTALL?

FWIW, a year or so back, RMS explicitly disapproved of non-ASCII in
ChangeLog files.  I'm pretty sure that at least the default INSTALL
file would fall into the same category.


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