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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Change of Lisp syntax for "fancy" quotes in Emacs 27?
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:01:18 -0400

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  > I'm not an expert on fonts, but I don't think this is reliable enough.
  > Are you saying that a font might use the same glyph for similarly
  > looking characters from different scripts?  If that is true, then yes,
  > we could detect that.  But the fact that we have such a font doesn't
  > yet mean there is a problem worth warning the user, since these
  > characters need to be _used_ in a certain context to cause confusion.

Which characters are confusable is one question,
and which contexts they can cause confusion in is another question.

We need to distinguish those, to factor the problem.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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