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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

Tom Christiansen
September 2, 2000 17:37
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
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>I'd just like to say that I'm personally extremely annoyed by this.  The
>practice of using `` as opposite of '' is widespread enough to be used by
>Knuth himself in TeX, contrary to this article that implies it was a weird
>decision made by the X font set, and I'm still grumbling about this.
>Mapping an apostrophe to a vertical line is just *wrong*, almost
>unforgiveably so.

An apostrophe certainly is *not* a verticle prime.  That's broken.

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