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bug#7925: 23.2.91; report-emacs-bug doesn't like curly quotes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#7925: 23.2.91; report-emacs-bug doesn't like curly quotes
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:58:17 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Pretty much every time I use report-emacs-bug, I get the message
>> “Convert non-ASCII letters to hexadecimal?” There are two problems here:
>> 1. From looking at the code in report-emacs-bug-hook, it really means
>> “non-ASCII characters”, as it looks for any non-7-bit character, not
>> just non-7-bit letters.
>> 2. In this age of UTF-8, and, for example, my use of smart-quotes-mode,
>> what do you have against non-ASCII characters? Perhaps you’d like to try
>> to make sure that mail to report-emacs-bug is in English, but for that
>> you should be using some form of linguistic analysis.

> Maybe this question dates from the days when email was ASCII only.  At
> the least, this check ought to only be applied to the mail headers (MIME
> is needed for non-ASCII in headers).

Why not drop it altogether?


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