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September 2, 2000 09:37
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
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>>>>> On Sat, 2 Sep 2000 09:44:37 -0500, Jarkko Hietaniemi <> said:

    > 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.

Yes, please read the article. I repeat

    > On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 08:40:37AM -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
>> 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.

It's unlikely you say that after reading the article.

Now I guess the question is, would POD be ready to work with U+2018
and U+2019 as an alternative? I fear doing so would open a can of
worms, but probably an interesting can of worms.


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