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Re: Revisiting: @pxref does not always produce "see" in info reader

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Revisiting: @pxref does not always produce "see" in info reader
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 08:12:28 +0900

> On Oct 19, 2021, at 4:46, Gavin Smith <gavinsmith0123@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 8:36 AM Benno Schulenberg <bensberg@telfort.nl> wrote:
>> Today I noticed that when using emacs to view the nano.info file, the
>> *note after an mdash does get a "see" before the crosslink.  Would it
>> be possible to make also 'info' consider an mdash (plus possible space)
>> equivalent to an opening parenthesis and thus produce a "see" after it
>> when 'hide-note-references=On'?
> It is technically possible but my preference would be against
> displaying the word "see" in most contexts as it is impossible for a
> manual author to get rid of if they don't want it. You could imagine
> some context where the word "see" shouldn't appear:
> "See other sections in this manual --- @ref{foobar}, in particular."

Also, with translators trying to work on texinfo documents, it is actually a 
problem to have such strings pop-up in sentences. And it is not practical to 
have catalogs of translations of "see" that include the translation in the 
proper position (for ex. in Japanese the equivalent should be after the 
reference, not before it).

Jean-Christophe Helary @brandelune

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