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Re: [Groff] French punctuation

From: Sygne
Subject: Re: [Groff] French punctuation
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 16:38:05 +0200

Robert Thorsby <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 19/05/10 09:45:03, Tadziu Hoffmann wrote:
> > Just wondering... what did all the typesetters do in the
> > centuries before unicode was invented?
> They actually did it correctly, taking as much time as was necessary, 
> and without having computer programmers looking over their shoulder 
> trying to tell them there was an easier way. :-)
Most of the french  typographics problem are recents:
We are using software to write book and letters,
and theses software usually can't write in a correct
french. Most french books are actually written using
A and E instead of À, É and Ê , small caps are usually
forgotten, and we can sometime see " instead of «,
and ' instead of ’ or  oe instead of œ...


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