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Re: Single quotes in Info

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Single quotes in Info
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:01:53 +0100

On 2015-01-24, at 00:53, Drew Adams <> wrote:

>> I'm not sure about it, but it seems that after upgrading from 24.3 to
>>, the Info buffer is a bit uglified.  First, it uses some face
>> I don't like for variable and function names – but if this annoys me too
>> much, I can change it easily.  Worse, instead of e.g. `t' it now says
>> ‘t’, for instance (i.e., it uses Unicode single quotation marks).
>> This is extremely annoying, since it makes incremental searching for
>> single-quoted strings much harder.
>> I apropos'ed the "Info-" variables and grepped the list for "quot",
>> "unicode" and "single", all to no avail, and ran out of ideas.  Is this
>> behavior customizable?  How to get back to ASCII quotes?
> Oh boy, you'll have fun reading about this in the bug threads:
> #16292 -
>          info docs now contain single straight quotes instead of `'
> #13131 -
>          Allow curly quotes to be found by searching for straight quotes?
> #16439 -
>          Highlighting of strings within Info buffers
> #13228 -
>          Request for highlighting back-quote/quote pair notation
> Enjoy!

Thanks, I'll look at these.


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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