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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

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Tom Christiansen
September 2, 2000 07:40
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
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>It's all very nice to call something one doesn't like "political
>correctness".  But FWIW the `Yankee quoting' looks absolutely ugly
>for "many of us".  I guess it's one of those things where there is
>no clearly better alternative, but instead each one likes what one
>has been raised with.

Once Perl's default output strings all go to Unicode, then there are
other quoting alternatives.  But in ASCII, or even ISO-8859, you 
don't have anything but `this' for paired quotes--which, mind you,
look very nice to me.


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