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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 15:11:06 +0100
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On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 03:47:44PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:26:59 +0100
> > From: Patrice Dumas <address@hidden>
> > 
> > the Info format is implicitly left to right top to bottom...
> No, it isn't.  What you meant to say is that the text in an Info file
> is stored in the so-called "logical" (a.k.a. "reading") direction.
> That is true; however the Info _viewer_ could very well _display_ that
> text in any direction suitable for the language(s) or script(s) used
> by the Info file.

I didn't said anything contrary to what you say.  The 'Info format' is
indeed what corresponds to 'the text in an Info file', not what a
viewer would show.  (And the Info format constraints only a 
relatively small part of the Info file content, mostly menus, nodes 
and cross references, the bulk of the format for most of the text 
is unspecified.)

And I agree that, in theory, the direction of text displayed could
be different (in fact I have no idea at all if top to bottom or 
bottom to top could be possible nor how it would be handled, but
I guess that a solution could be found).


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