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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ffb6ce 5/5: Quoting fixes in lisp/internationa
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:07:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> On 09/04/2015 09:23 AM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>>> Please try adding (setq text-quoting-style 'grave) there.
>> It works.
> Thanks for checking.
>> I'd prefer to stick to the `text-quoting-style'
> Yes, and the intent of the current master is to do both: i.e., if you
> have (setq text-quoting-style 'grave) in your .emacs, then both (1)
> unescaped curved quotes are transliterated to ASCII characters in help
> buffers and strings, and (2) all curved quotes are displayed as
> shadowed ASCII characters.

Can we stop making assumptions about the user?  Whether one does not
want to have Emacs' own diagnostics exhibiting ‘...’ and whether the
display/font/whatever warrants specific marking for third-party texts
containing such characters are entirely separate topics and should be
controlled by separate options.

So what if it's not the display that is deficient but the user?  Emacs
should not try reconfiguring the user for peaceful cooperation rather
than the other way round since that would be far too frustrating for
Emacs in the long run.

David Kastrup

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