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Re: French quotes treated as parentheses

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: French quotes treated as parentheses
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 07:56:38 +0200

* Sven Joachim (2006-07-28) writes:

> The French quotes (« and ») do have a `parentheses' syntax.  This has a
> rather negative effect in German texts, since these use _reversed_
> French quotes:
> but would it not be better to give the French quotes a
> more neutral syntax (say punctuation), to not discriminate German
> against French users?

There was an extensive discussion about this problem on the list
which, IIRC, did not reach a conclusion.  Maybe somebody can find it
in the archives.

FWIW, in AUCTeX we have

  (modify-syntax-entry ?«  "."  TeX-mode-syntax-table)
  (modify-syntax-entry ?»  "."  TeX-mode-syntax-table))


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