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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

Jarkko Hietaniemi
September 3, 2000 08:33
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
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On Sun, Sep 03, 2000 at 06:52:32AM -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> >>>>>> On Sat, 02 Sep 2000 18:36:42 -0600, Tom Christiansen <tchrist@chth<SNIP>
> >>> Mapping an apostrophe to a vertical line is just *wrong*, almost
> >>> unforgiveably so.
> >   > An apostrophe certainly is *not* a verticle prime.  That's broken.
> >Citing Markus Kuhn.
> >    Unicode 2.1 explicitly says that U+2019 is the preferred
> >    punctuation apostrophe
> And on that day when Perl and all the rest of my standard tools
> begin to emit and process nothing but Unicode, on *that* day should
> we heed this.  Clearly, we're not there yet.

Yea, verily that is the way for a speedy transition to Unicode :-(
Nay, I'm not proposing to change the quotes in pod output, that would
be much premature.  But such an attitude virtually guarantees we will
all be using ASCII for many years to come.

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