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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9d35bb8: Fix minor quoting problems in doc stri

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9d35bb8: Fix minor quoting problems in doc strings
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 00:36:28 -0700
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Stefan Monnier wrote:
I think it's perfectly OK to start using curly-quotes in a few places,
and to start adding support for curly-quotes (e.g. to make it easier to
insert them, and to make*Help*  buffer xrefs for them, to seamlessly
downgrade them to simple quotes on non-utf-8 terminals, ...), and
I think we should*also*  add jit/font-lock support to display-upgrade
`...' into curly-quotes in those cases we deem "obvious enough".

The master branch already supports downgrading to simple quotes. Support for *Help* buffer xrefs is in the draft patches in <http://bugs.gnu.org/20385#295>, a patchset I just now published; rather than font-locking this patchset substitutes characters, an approach that worked better for me.

The main thing on my todo list is the first item on your list: making it easier to insert curved quotes. This is Bug#20545, where the proposed patch <http://bugs.gnu.org/20545#5> needs a bit of hacking to get it to work well with electric-pair-mode. I plan to look into that soon. I'm thinking of renaming it to Electric Quote mode as "Electric Punct mode" may be a bit too ambitious.

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