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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: makeinfo should quote 'like this' instead of `like this'
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:09:22 +0200

> Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:21:42 -0800
> From: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> CC: address@hidden
>     These "features" can be turned off with a flip of a variable or two.
> Please elucidate.  That is not even remotely close to my experience.
> As you may recall from my various emacs bug reports over the last few
> years, I have spent many, many hours trying to turn off Emacs's
> newfangled colorization, use of different fonts, fancy formatting in
> general (in all areas), with a distinct lack of success.
> Info is just one of the places where the obvious things like
> (global-font-lock-mode -1) do not even begin to do the job.

I didn't mean to fix the whole world ;-)  I was talking only about the

> Right now, Emacs (post-21) tries to read semantics in Info files and
> remove the colons from menus, xrefs, etc., and do all manner of fontish
> things.

For these "misfeatures", doing this:

  (setq Info-hide-note-references nil)
  (setq Info-fontify-visited-nodes nil)

followed by "M-x font-lock-mode RET" stops Emacs from doing everything
you mentioned.

What other "fontish" annoyances do you see in Info in the current

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