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Re: Non-standard DOS VGA Font single quote

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Non-standard DOS VGA Font single quote
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:58:56 +0300

> From: rjd <>
> Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2017 21:24:46 +0100
> In general, single quotes work fine even in emacs, but for some reason 
> in *Help* buffers they look different. This also applies when I compile 
> something in shell and I get an error message

In help buffers and error messages, Emacs attempts to use Unicode
curly quotes on terminals that support these characters.

> Anyway, I have attached the images of Perfect DOS VGA and Moder DOS 437 
> (the latter being an okay font, but I much prefer perfect).

What version of Emacs is that?  Emacs on MS-DOS should display these
quotes as ASCII characters 'like this'.  For some reason, it sounds
like Emacs thinks your terminal supports the Unicode curly quote
characters, so it tries to display them.

What does this produce inside Emacs:

  M-: (char-displayable-p #x2018) RET


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