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Re: Upcoming loss of usability of Emacs source files and Emacs.

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Upcoming loss of usability of Emacs source files and Emacs.
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:16:32 -0700
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On 06/15/2015 09:52 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:22:37 +0000
>> From: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>
>> My view is that the curly quotes should not replace 0x60 and 0x27 in our
>> sources, but that the option to display them as curly quotes should be
>> made available to those that want it.
>> As far as I am aware, there has been no poll to gather and analyse the
>> views of Emacs developers on these changes, much less one for Emacs
>> users.  This is a Bad Thing.
>> What do people think?
> I think this ship has sailed long ago.  E.g., GCC has been spewing
> UTF-8 encoded quotes at me for several years now, and many Info
> manuals started using Unicode characters, that show as gibberish on my
> text terminal, many moons ago.
> Like you, I don't like these characters very much.  The make my life
> slightly harder.  But I like fighting quixotic wars even less.
> Instead of fighting this wave, we should adapt and move on.
> And there are ways of adapting: convenient input methods for typing
> the characters, replacements for displaying them on terminals that
> cannot show the originals

Can we make " match fancy quotes in isearch?

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