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RE: ASCII-only startup message?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: ASCII-only startup message?
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:40:50 -0800 (PST)

> > (And yes, _personally_, I would prefer that we make life easier for
> > users in Info and *Help* and *Messages* and ... too, if that were
> > still possible.  But that's not what this discussion is about.)
> To take a step back and think about solving both problems... What
> about a list of characters - to include, by default, quotation marks
> and apostrophes and maybe a few other things like dashes - that are
> allowed to be silently mapped to best-fit ASCII equivalents when
> writing a buffer in a coding system that does not support them?

I don't have an opinion on that proposal, now.

But I will say that the reason for my (personal) opinion about
such buffers is not limited to saving.  ` and ' are simply far
easier for users to use - by nearly any definition of "use",
not just saving.

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