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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagno

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagnostics
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:19:17 +0900

Eli Zaretskii writes:

 > And once again, when all is said and done, and the [Windows-]
 > ported code handles Unicode characters correctly when writing to the
 > console, you are back at the console font problem I mentioned above:
 > anything outside the European locales is downright impossible, and
 > inside Europe you have only the ugly Lucida Console font.

Not to prejudge the overall issue, as there are many users of free
environments opposed to the curvely quotes, but seriously: you
complain that you use non-free software and its vendor doesn't support
a proposed Emacs feature?[1]  Surely this should not be a consideration
in Emacs development -- if Emacs features can be supported on Windows
or Mac, fine, do it, but Windows or Mac lack of support for an Emacs
feature is no reason to avoid installing that feature.

OTOH Alan's issue about the small glyph repertoire of the Linux
console is a valid concern, although the availability of capable
alternative consoles weakens that particular point to some degree.

[1]  And to add insult to injury, a feature that was in part bought,
paid for, and advocated by that vendor?

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