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Re: address@hidden: Re: quotation characters]

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: quotation characters]
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:51:15 -0400

      |  the application domain.  For example, if source code deals with
      |  the French Revolutionary calendar, it is OK if its literal strings

Sounds good, thanks.

    I assume you mean "punt the 'preferably'"?  
Actually I meant "point out", ie, our text didn't just give `...' as one
option of many, but recommends it as the preferred one.

    that "quote" doesn't suffice for all applications.  

Right, but using the Gnulib modules is just one way to implement the
standard.  I think he was concerned about the statement itself, ie, that
it mentions '...' as being ok.

Maybe we should just drop the text about '...' and "...", as it's kind
of implied.  Thus:

  In the C locale, GNU programs should stick to plain ASCII for
  quotation characters in messages to users: preferably 0x60 (`) for
  left quotes and 0x27 (') for right quotes.  It is ok, but not
  required, to use locale-specific quotes in other locales.

  The Gnulib ...

Wdyt?  It is tricky water to negotiate.


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