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bug#20385: [PATCH] Support curved quotes in doc strings

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#20385: [PATCH] Support curved quotes in doc strings
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 03:08:25 +0300
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On 05/16/2015 02:52 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:

Yes it will.  It'll work fine.  If a documentation string is in (say)
Hungarian, a user will be able to paste quoted Hungarian text into it,
and the text will carry its Hungarian quotation marks along.  It'll be
just like documentation in English and with English quotes.

I see. But will elisp-completion-at-point detect that point is inside the Hungarian quotes now? Will we have to enumerate every possible kind of quote in its implementation?

The point is that it's simpler and nicer if cutting and pasting Just Works.

Ok, we can say it's the main benefit. I think it's not of the utmost importance, though.

No, there's normally no need to localize those curved quotes, not if the
text is English and uses English quoting.  The only time one would need
to localize is for obsolete displays lacking curved quotes, which casual
contributors are unlikely to be using nowadays anyway.

And that localization code will have to deal with every kind of quote, then?

Texinfo does.  Unicode curved quotes are part of the markup.  They
affect spacing among other things.

Okay, that's... weird. Any other examples, such as ones that newcomers to Emacs might be familiar with?

I don't see it as clunky

That's the main point of disagreement here.  Although Emacs old-timers
are used to quoting `like this', to newbies it's a weird and offputting
relic from ancient history.

That's neither here nor there. Like you said, they'd still be typing ` and ', but in your case those will be converted into actual quote characters on the fly, and in mine, only rendered as such.

The end result, visually, would be the same.

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