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Re: Conversion of ``quotes''

From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: Conversion of ``quotes''
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 02:23:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

> Eli meant within the implementation.  makeinfo attempts to keep track of
> when it's in a typewriter-like environment (@example) where '' should
> not be converted to ", and when it's in regular text where such
> conversions should take place.

Ah, to make it possible to indent the entries with SPC -- that makes

>     My point is that a literal ``'' looks really ugly (except in certain
>     old broken X fonts).  
> I'm not sure I agree with your characterization as "broken", but that's
> beside the point :).

I'm sure you already know this ... but In the ISO-8859-1 standard
these code points are defined as /grave accent/ and /apostrophe/.

Old X fonts that display glyphs similar to /left single quotation mark/ 
(U+2018) and /right single quotation mark/ (U+2019) are broken ... at
least if they're advertised as latin-1 fonts :-)

Jesper Harder

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