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

From: Nikolai Weibull
Subject: Re: Upcoming loss of usability of Emacs source files and Emacs.
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:22:58 +0200

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Oleh Krehel <address@hidden> wrote:
> Nikolai Weibull <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 1:40 PM, Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On 06/23/2015 06:16 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>>> As Andreas mentioned before, not every native English speaker is accustomed
>>> to them, and certainly not most of the people for whom English is not a
>>> native language.
>> It’s probably not worth noting, but that can’t possible be true.  Is
>> someone who sees ‘‘’ going to wonder what that symbol means, whereas
>> if they see ‘'’ they’ll go “aha!”?
> From my perspective (English isn't my mother-tongue), it's totally true.
> Honestly, it's very weird to see "It’s" written by you, when I'm used to
> seeing "It's" in all electronic media (which accounts for 100% of my
> English usage).

As you yourself point out, this is due to you being a person who’s
only used English in a medium that for very long was severely limited
in expressive power (ASCII and ISO-8859-5?).  It doesn’t mean that
it’s true for most people who aren’t native English readers/writers.

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