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Re: [Groff] [patch] Typographic quotes in -mdoc %T

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] [patch] Typographic quotes in -mdoc %T
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:50:29 +0100 (CET)

> NB, in the good old days of X11 we used Adobe's ISOLatin1Encoding in
> which those "grave accents" (0x60) *were* typographical left quotes
> (and the apostrophes (0x27) typographical right quotes /
> apostrophes) in both nroff and troff.  It's only since Unicode
> screwed up the encoding that we have these aesthetic problems.

Well, the Unicode people certainly didn't `screw up' the encoding.
They simply had to make a decision which of the overloaded meanings of
the character ` should be retained, and they finally decided to follow
the available *character* standards like ISO-8859 for round-trip


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