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Re: GCC 's quoting typographic conventions
- From: Paul Schlie <schlie at comcast dot net>
- To: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>,"Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap at osdl dot org>
- Cc: Robert Dewar <dewar at gnat dot com>,<gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>,<gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 06:43:53 -0500
- Subject: Re: GCC 's quoting typographic conventions
> From: "Joseph S. Myers" <email@example.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.