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bug#16292: 24.3.50; info docs now contain single straight quotes instead


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#16292: 24.3.50; info docs now contain single straight quotes instead of `'
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:18:38 +0200

> Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:26:29 -0800
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> > The systematic principle I propose is to convert everything except
> > letters, i.e. only punctuation and special characters.
> 
>  From the viewpoint of the unibyte reader that's just weird.
> Why should "ß" be converted to mojibake (destroying the point
> of a code example) while "•" is converted to "*"
> (a mere formatting nicety)?

Because the former are rare in an otherwise English manual, and are
mostly in people's names, not in the stuff the manual tries to
describe.  By contrast, the latter are many and directly affect the
readability of the manual.

> > It would be a priority if we decide to make that cp-ascii'd output the
> > default.
> 
> That's not likely.  The general consensus seems to be that
> Emacs should just use whatever Texinfo produces by default.

We didn't hear from Stefan yet.  This isn't a democracy.





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