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bug#20545: New minor mode Electric Punct

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#20545: New minor mode Electric Punct
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 23:32:57 -0700
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
I fear it will just be a source of confusion.

Well, 8-bit terminals are no longer that common (at least when developing Emacs) so it's no big deal either way, and as it's easier to do it without highlighting let's try it that way. A proposed patch is attached; it worked for me.

Stefan Monnier wrote:
The real test is when the environment
uses utf-8 but the terminal's font fails to include the glyphs.

That can easily happen with other characters, but in practice nowadays I think everybody has glyphs for curved quotes. This is in part due to Microsoft Windows putting curved quotes in their most-popular 8-bit character set starting with MS-Windows 1.0 in 1985. This put a lot of pressure on everybody else to support these glyphs one way or another, and it has been thirty years now....

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