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Re: ASCII-only startup message?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ASCII-only startup message?
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 22:50:55 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:40:55 -0800
> > we never agreed to have these curved quotes in *scratch*, not even discussed
> > that, AFAIR.
> No, we discussed it on September 24 after I made the change on September 2. 
> You 
> asked whether the change was intended; I replied that it was. Please see:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-diffs/2015-09/msg00031.html
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2015-09/msg00967.html
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2015-09/msg00968.html

OK, so I changed my mind now.  These characters shouldn't be there in
Lisp comments.  Not in *scratch*.

> Alternatively, I suppose we could rephrase the message to avoid apostrophes 
> entirely (this would prevent those *ugly* ASCII apostrophes from *ruining* 
> the 
> otherwise-*beautiful* startup screen :-). However, I mildly prefer starting 
> with 
> a couple of non-ASCII characters, as a useful test of Emacs's capabilities on 
> startup.

The ugliness argument was about the grave accent, `, not about the
apostrophe.  There's nothing ugly about it.

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