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

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] [patch] Typographic quotes in -mdoc %T
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:12:36 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

> > This is due to special, manually added, negative kern values
> > for those characters.

> Presumably though, it's still not as potentially good quality
> output as using the proper escape [...]

For most high-res devices and fonts, if you're using the right
kern values, the visual appearance will be *exactly* the same.
(In most fonts, the double quotes are identical to two single
quotes side-by-side.  E.g., in Times-Roman, quotedblleft is
defined in terms of two calls to the same subroutine that
draws quoteleft.)  Only when copying text from a PDF will
you see the difference, by getting one double-quote character
vs. two single-quote characters.

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