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Re: makeinfo should quote 'like this' instead of `like this'

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: makeinfo should quote 'like this' instead of `like this'
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:22:20 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 02:25:54PM -0800, Karl Berry wrote:
> Paul -- I dislike copying two big lists, so I'm just going to reply
> here.
> I am of course fully aware of the coding standards change.
> I agree that @file and the like might as well generate '...' now in
> Info/plaintext output, given the mandated change.  Patrice, wdyt?

Can do that easily.  In HTML, those quotes are “ and ” in 
the default case.  Is it ok?  They are customized using 
OPEN_QUOTE_SYMBOL / CLOSE_QUOTE_SYMBOL.  In plaintext/Info output, they
become U+2018 and U+2019 if enable-encoding is set and 
@documentlanguage utf-8 is set too (as discussed recently).

> To go all the way, makeinfo would have to change an input ASCII ` to an
> output ASCII ', when just regular text is `quoted'.  That just seems so
> bizarre to me.  I cannot argue that there is any other way to be
> "compliant", though.  Sigh.

Can do too, even though I don't really like that.  Although, I agree
that this is unavoidable if one want to have unicode quotes different
from ascii quotes.

So, should I proceed with ` becoming ' in ascii in info/Plaintext

Currently, in html, ' is changed to ’ and ` to ‘ except if
in @code/@example.  I think that it should be kept that way.  There is no
context, I am not sure that it should be added.  I think that in other 
output too, no change should be done in @code/@example.

For now, ' and ` are not transformed to unicode points, like --- -- `` ''
are in text/plaintext/info if enable-encoding is set and 
@documentlanguage utf-8 is set too.  They are in DocBook, to U+2019 and U+2018.
That would seem rather logical to also transform ' and ` to unicode
U+2019 and U+2018 in that case too.



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