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Re: Single quotes in Info

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Single quotes in Info
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:45:02 +0100

On 2015-01-24, at 16:54, Drew Adams <> wrote:

> And I think it does not hurt users to be reminded that curly
> quotes are not as easy to type as straight quotes (with many/most
> keyboards), and that Info is about things like search and not
> only about display.  Thanks to Marcin for reminding us all.

You're welcome.

BTW, I love the Info system.  Only recently I learned to use its index
(and not only isearch), and it's even better with that.

My particular use case was with the info page on interactive codes.
I wanted to search for the string "`p'", and I could enter curly quotes
using M-e and editing the search query with some unicode-aware things
(C-x 8 RET, for instance), but this is a nuisance.  (Also, in my case,
isearch-forward-regexp wouldn't help.)

Please note that I do appreciate typographical niceties like proper
quotes and such.  In this case, however, usability is more important
than aesthetics imho.

> It is perfectly legitimate to discuss possible new features on
> this list, as well as current limitations & possible workarounds.

That's good to know! :-)

Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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