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Re: Change of Lisp syntax for "fancy" quotes in Emacs 27?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Change of Lisp syntax for "fancy" quotes in Emacs 27?
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2018 17:00:19 +0300

> From: "Garreau\, Alexandre" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2018 14:10:17 +0200
> afaik there are also problems in other contents than source code about
> undistinguishable unicode character, such as the latin ?o and the
> cyrillic ?о (the first example of unicode-powered typosquatting I ever
> heard), the different spaces (sometimes not distinguishable in monospace
> font), or, to stay on monospacing problems: I have great pain in writing
> correct french text as I must always check in something not-emacs about
> which one between ?– and ?— is the medium and the long dash (I normally
> recall through their position on my keyboard but as they’re aside I
> often forget), not to recall the different hacks about bidirectionality
> you highlighted earlier.  I also heard about emails confusing
> semantic-based bayesian anti-spam by putting not-spammy words in mails
> that, because of some unicode tricks, wouldn’t be displayed to user.

This is the more general problem I mentioned up-thread:


I agree that we should improve Emacs in that area, but I think it
would be wrong to hold off fixing the issue with quotes because the
more general problem is solved.

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