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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 14:26:59 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 05:46:32PM -0800, Per Bothner 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?
> That seems in principle wrong, though in practice we may be stuck.

In addition to the encoding issue, some strings output in Info files
are locale-dependent, using @documentlanguage (there are only
few of such strings).  The Info language itself is not locale-dependent.

As a side note, I would say that there is a bias towards english 
based text files formatting in the Info format definition. Indeed, 

  * node::

for menu has certainly some roots in english typography, in french 
it would have been

  - node::

and the Info format is implicitly left to right top to bottom...


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