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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: Fri, 02 May 2014 14:14:14 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.5.0

On 05/02/2014 01:53 PM, Drew Adams wrote:
FWIW, I have received this info from him: I built from source with makinfo 5.2. However, makeinfo 5.2 works fine for Emacs pretest (emacs 24.3.90), but not for Emacs trunk (24.4.50): bzr branch bzr://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/emacs/trunk Here are the steps to build: - ./configure --with-x-toolkit=gtk - make - sudo make install

Works for me, with makeinfo 5.2. I see curly quotes in the info files when I configure and build and install with that recipe. If it's failing for him we need to know what the failure is and how to reproduce it.

What does old vs new texinfo refer to? Did you perhaps mean old vs new makeinfo? If not, how does he tell whether he has "old" or "new" Texinfo?

'makeinfo --version'.  The makeinfo command is part of the texinfo package.

Is the problem just for `...' vs '...' or ‘...’?

Not sure what you mean by "the problem", but other characters are affected, yes.

What about Lisp (and other) code, where we use ", ', and `, and none of those should be changed to a curly version of the same?

Shouldn't be a problem, as those characters should not be changed. Makeinfo can determine this from the markup in the .texi file.

' ' (i.e., NO-BREAK SPACE, U+00A0) '真' (i.e., Han character 'real, actual, true, genuine', U+771F) ¤ © ¬ » À Å ß à á ä å ç è é ê ì í ï ò ó ö ø ü ć č ł ń ő Š š – — ‘ ’ “ ” • … → ↦ ⇒ − ≡ ⊣ ★
Not sure why you let me know this (but I'm glad to have it).  A priori,
I have no problem with any such chars in an Info buffer.  Any problems
that I would have would I think come from substituting chars that
currently have particular meaning to Info (or to Lisp etc. - see above).

Some of those characters do have a particular meaning. For example, • is used for bulleted lists instead of *, so if info+.el is keying only off "*" (for old texinfo) it'll need to change to support new texinfo. Other characters are used for output displays.

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