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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 11:27:42 +0300
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On 05/16/2015 04:48 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:

Familiar to those who know Markdown, yes.  However, English quoting is
more familiar to English writers, and far more people know English than
know both English and Markdown.

How many of them are used to seeing a fancy quote after typing a backtick?

On the other hand, I've noticed that users familiar with Markdown consider the `' situation normal, if they treat it like markup (not punctuation).

It could easily do so, in a Hungarian locale.  The characters are

We can do virtually anything. But it's a complication.

It's not weird.  It's ordinary English markup.

No, it's punctuation, not markup. There's no markup in English.

The end result, visually, would be the same.

We don't care only about what appears in Emacs after one types C-h.

I'm not talking about that.

what we see on the screen when we're
editing is important.  (Otherwise we'd probably be editing SGML by hand,

Indeed, you will see the fancy quotes on the screen while editing source files, even if something else will get saved to disk. font-lock is handy that way.

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