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Jarkko Hietaniemi
September 2, 2000 07:44
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
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On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 08:40:37AM -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> >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,

Please read the referred article.  IIRC it points out that 'the pairing
of the quotes' is a historical accident and completely dependent on the
fonts you use.

> look very nice to me.
> --tom

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