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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 10:20:36 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 05:20:42PM -0800, Karl Berry wrote:
>     In HTML, those quotes are “ and ” in 
>     the default case.  Is it ok?  
> Not [lr]squo?  Always been traditional to use single quotes for @file
> etc.

Sorry, of course it is [lr]squo.

>     So, should I proceed with ` becoming ' in ascii in info/Plaintext
>     output?
> I fear so.  I can't see any convincing reason for us to refuse.


> I agree.  Inside @code/@example is different.
> And that output is already controllable with @codequote*, so fine.

But only for TeX.  Right now @codequote* information is not used in 
any output format in tp, if I remember well.

>     and U+2018.  That would seem rather logical to also transform ' and
>     ` to unicode U+2019 and U+2018 in that case too.
> I agree.


> The XML output should do those transformations too?

There are special entities used (when not in @code/@example):
        $result =~ s/``/&textldquo;/g;
        $result =~ s/\'\'/&textrdquo;/g;
        $result =~ s/---/&textmdash;/g;
        $result =~ s/--/&textndash;/g;
it would be consistent to add &textrsquo; and the transformation to the right
unicode in the dtd, sure.

In docbook, everything is already converted to unicode code points.


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