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Re: [Groff] Apostrophe mapped onto single closing quotation mark

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Apostrophe mapped onto single closing quotation mark
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 12:28:27 +0100

Hi Tadziu,

> [*] But I really prefer computer code typeset with "balanced" right
> and left single quotes.  The character at ASCII position 60h was often
> called "backquote" for the simple reason that it really was a
> symmetrical version of the "quote".  This was very common on UNIX
> systems before Unicode became the rage, as many fonts were encoded
> with Adobe's ISOLatin1Encoding, which had a real right quote at
> position 27h, and a real left quote at position 60h.

Agreed.  The problem with switching U+27 for another glyph is it messes
up cut-and-paste.  Could a PDF specify a normal font with the
modification of a sexy right single quote copy to U+27?  And for the web
we have web fonts, so a page could specify a doctored one for those?

Cheers, Ralph.

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