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make (ab)uses the ASCII grave accent (0x60) as a left single quotation m
make (ab)uses the ASCII grave accent (0x60) as a left single quotation mark
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 16:05:44 +0100
$ make --version GNU Make 3.80
$ make love
make: *** No rule to make target `love'. Stop.
The use of ASCII character 0x60 as a left single quotation mark is
deprecated and looks today rather ugly with most contemporary fonts.
Suggested behavior (in the C and POSIX locales, i.e. without translation):
$ make love
make: *** No rule to make target 'love'. Stop.
In other locales, such as en_*.UTF-8, the straight single quotation mark
(U+0027) can easily be translated via gettext() with the typographically
nicer ones (U+2018 and U+2019) available in UTF-8 and some other
b) use Unicode quotation marks in the translations for
en_GB.UTF-8 and en_US.UTF-8
Detailed background information:
Markus Kuhn, Computer Lab, Univ of Cambridge, GB
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ | __oo_O..O_oo__
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