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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ffb6ce 5/5: Quoting fixes in lisp/internationa

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ffb6ce 5/5: Quoting fixes in lisp/international and lisp/leim
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:29:50 -0700
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Stefan Monnier wrote:
if we have to choose between ' and ’
and there's not a strong reason to prefer the non-ASCII char, we
should stick with the ASCII char.

The reason is that it's simpler for ‘message’ etc. to transliterate every apostrophe than to employ more-complicated heuristics that are typically wrong anyway, typographically speaking. But I take your point that I should stop worrying about messages that merely say “Don't”.

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