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Re: character syntax fixes needed

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: character syntax fixes needed
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 07:45:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> The guillemets ‹, ›, « and » should all be punctuation.  The single
>>> ones currently have word syntax, and the double ones are treated as
>>> parens in latin-{1,5,9}.el.
>> As I don't use those characters, I don't know what is
>> correct.  But, it seems that they are used as a pair; isn't
>> it convenient if we give them paren syntax?

> The problem is that they may be paired differently.  In German texts
> they may be used as quotation marks like »this« and in French texts
> like « that ».

Maybe a workaround is to give them "generic string fence" syntax (aka "|")?


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