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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

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From:
Tom Christiansen
Date:
September 3, 2000 05:58
Subject:
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
Message ID:
7324.967985918@chthon
I guess m4 is screwed:

     In arguments to macros, leading unquoted space, tab, and newline (`\n')
     characters are ignored.  To quote strings, use left and right single
     quotes (e.g., ` this is a string with a leading space') You can change
     the quote characters with the changequote built-in macro.

This just in: ``PC Bludgeoning Kills Venerable Utility. Pictures at 11.''

And then there's the fact that in troff, you're SUPPOSED to use those
for balanced quotes so they print out correctly.

--tom

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