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Re: GCC 's quoting typographic conventions


> From: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph@codesourcery.com>
>
> Another tool can't do anything typographical without the necessary
> information.  With the matched quotes, however, it could e.g. place the
> contents of the quotes in a fixed-width font.

- like parse it?? (but then again, somewhat ironically, GCC can't parse
  its own pretty quotes, nor should it have to)

> There is *nothing new* about non-ASCII quotes in messages: translated
> messages have had them for years. ...

- yes; tools, who's primary purpose is to generate ideally human readable
 text, should likely take advantage of the typographical benefits of some
 of the alternative character codes available in Unicode.



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