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


From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#16292: 24.3.50; info docs now contain single straight quotes instead of `'
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:53:26 -0800
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.2.0

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2014 09:50:21 -0800
From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>

Defaulting to ASCII in all platforms would leave the original
bug unfixed by default on all installations, causing the
regression from `foo' to 'foo' that Drew Adams complained of.

That's not an Emacs problem.  The Texinfo developers decided to make
that change, and they followed the GNU Coding Standards.  Emacs needs
to adapt, as the rest of the GNU project did.  If you think this is a
step backwards

Defaulting to ASCII in all platforms would not be not a Texinfo problem,
as the ASCII transformation in the proposed patch is an Emacs-only hack.
No other package uses it, or is likely to.  Texinfo has an established
method to avoid the regression, namely to use UTF-8 quote symbols, and
Emacs could easily adopt this method, just as other GNU programs have.





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