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bug#16439: [feature request] Highlighting of strings within Info buffers


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#16439: [feature request] Highlighting of strings within Info buffers
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:17:46 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:18:20 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> > I offered the `...' and "..." highlighting as a patch a decade ago.
> 
> The problem is how to highlight strings only in code samples
> because in other places highlighting "..." makes no sense.
> Look for example in the node (info "(emacs) Package Keywords"):
> 
>   Most optional features in Emacs are grouped into "packages".
> 
> Should "packages" be highlighted as a string.  Of course not.

Why not?  This particular example is produced from @dfn in Texinfo,
which should emphasize its argument.  In the printed version
"packages" is typeset in slanted typeface (and without the quotes).

> There is no additional emphasis on quotations in books.

But we are not talking about books, are we?  We are talking about Info
manuals, which are mostly documentation of software.





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