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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: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:19:02 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 03:01:08PM -0800, Karl Berry wrote:
>     A related question: how does/should makeinfo+info handle non-ascii
>     characters in the source?  For example if I'm writing documentation
>     in Norwegian.  Is the info output supposed to be locale-specific?
> The question is not the language so much as the encoding.
> (make)info doesn't convert between encodings, if that's the question.

It could very easily do the conversion to another encoding, 
and it would even make sense to do that in makeinfo, as the node 
byte counts would have to be consistent.  Perl takes care of all
the conversions.  It would be a trivial change, in fact, if I 
remember well it is in the TODO, but it is not implemented
yet and not very urgent.  I think that for DocBook output,
converting to utf-8 should be the default (it is the case today
only if there is no @documentencoding, if I recall well).


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