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Unicode in emacs (was Single quotes in Info)

From: Rusi
Subject: Unicode in emacs (was Single quotes in Info)
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:26:04 -0800 (PST)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:23:46 AM UTC+5:30, 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!
> (Info+ can at least help by highlighting quoted names etc.

Just some (very laymanish) thoughts about unicode.
Uni-code has two aspects:
1. Uni-fying the tower of babel that is human languages
2. Uni-versality of a common core

Historically, the 1st is the driver why unicode caught on at all
[The world is a bit larger than the two sides of the atlantic!]

However the 2nd probably holds more hope for reducing babel-ish bedlam.

Some of the more universal sides of unicode:
1. ASCII (for historical reasons alone)
2. Math
3. Typography  (which this thread is about)

[Note this will not technically hold up. I am talking more sociologically
"2+3" is more likely to universalize than "Add two and three"

Further expanded in this post

Also a plea for programming languages to start getting more unicoded
[Not to be taken too seriously - just a possible direction]

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