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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

From:
abigail
Date:
September 2, 2000 10:45
Subject:
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
Message ID:
20000902174335.1103.qmail@foad.org
On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 07:32:10PM +0200, Andreas J. Koenig wrote:
> >>>>> On Sat, 2 Sep 2000 12:49:42 -0400, <abigail@foad.org> said:
> 
>  > On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 06:37:13PM +0200, Andreas J. Koenig wrote:
> >> 
> >> 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.
> 
> 
>  > Considering the recent problems with characters in the 128-255 range,
>  > I doubt so. Furthermore, not all the world uses XFree. Not even most
>  > of the Unix world.
> 
> Well, here is a completely wrong interpretation of my words.
> 
> This is not an XFree problem. It is a much bigger problem that only
> now becomes apparent to me, personally, because I switched to XFree 4.
> And XFree4 switches to fonts that are considered correct if you follow
> Unicode. And if you switch to these fonts then you will recognize that
> there is a problem.

I got the impression that you were suggesting that switching to Unicode
characters was the solution, and that works because now XFree uses Unicode
fonts. I didn't want to make the impression that I thought the problem only
occurred on XFree.

My problem is that Unicode isn't universal yet; and hence switching to
U+2018 and U+2019 is a bad idea.



Abigail



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