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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: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:27:39 +0900

Eli Zaretskii writes:

 > But as long as Emacs speaks to the users only in US English, it is IMO
 > wrong to replace the quotes by locale-specific ones, exactly for the
 > same reason it is wrong to sort multi-lingual text in a buffer using
 > locale-specific sorting rules: those locale-specific rules were
 > invented for sorting the locale's language(s), not for sorting
 > multi-lingual text.


Definitely unset POSIX_ME_HARDER here.  Multilingual applications like
Emacs should treat locales as sources of data to be used appropriately
or on user request, not as standards to be taken seriously.

The "locale" should be inferred from the containing text (or metadata,
such as the gettext language) whereever possible.  Of course for
things like numerical data or dates a user might prefer to override
with their native locale.  But by default Emacs should not do that.

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