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bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.


From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 14:21:38 -0400
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On 2017-06-06 09:55, Yuri Khan wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 7:24 PM, Clément Pit-Claudel
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 2017-06-06 04:21, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>>> Also, contractions like don't
>>> should be avoided anyway.
>>
>> That doesn't matter much in the long run, I think: we intend to support 
>> languages in which apostrophes in the middle of words can't be avoided.
> 
> In that long run, I have more news for you: there are languages which
> have a letter that looks almost, but not exactly, like the apostrophe
> punctuation mark, but is encoded differently. (E.g. Ukrainian, U+02BC
> Modifier Letter Apostrophe, as opposed to U+2019 Right Single
> Quotation Mark).
> 
> Good luck substituting the correct character in each case given only '
> U+0027 Apostrophe.

Do you mean that in these languages the casual way is to write ', though the 
formal way would be ʼ?

Clément.





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