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Re: fix quotes for @samp

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: fix quotes for @samp
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 06:53:03 +0300

> Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 19:39:20 -0700
> From: Per Bothner <address@hidden>
> The info part will be more controversial; if nothing else
> it may also require changing the documentation.  But really
> it's time we fixed the ugly output of @samp with modern fonts.
> (If we could assume UTF-8 support by info and terminals we could
> of course emit the correct characters directly.)


This is the wrong fix, IMHO.  The Info output should be left intact,
and instead, the stand-alone Info reader should be modified to replace
the quotes with Unicode characters when the locale supports that.
(And likewise with the other Info readers, like the one in Emacs.)

And btw, please don't identify UTF-8 with Unicode.  A locale (and a
terminal) can support Unicode characters without supporting UTF-8.
I'm sure you know that.

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