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Re: weird treatment of ' and `

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: weird treatment of ' and `
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 22:09:28 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, address@hidden (Daniel Pfeiffer) writes:
>>  >>  The reason is written as a comment in the code
>>  >>  (mule-cmds.el) as below:
>>  >>  
>>  >>          ;; XFree86 4 has changed most of the fonts from their designed
>>  >>          ;; versions such that `' no longer appears as balanced quotes.
>>  >> 
>>  >>  So, I suggest to undo the above change.
>>  > I also agree.
>>  > This change seems to have more negative effects than positive ones, and
>>  > has caused a great deal of confusion (and it's rather kludgey to boot).
>>  > I seem to recall that the last time we discussed this issue, there was
>>  > at least a vague consensus that it should be reversed*, but nothing was
>>  > ever done.
>>  I've just undone the above change.

> It is still advertised in etc/NEWS.

Thank you for noticing it.  I've just removed this paragraph
from etc/NEWS.

** Under XFree86 4, the display table is modified so that `' is
displayed as balanced quotes, not the ASCII glyphs whose shape has
been changed generally in the XFree86 fonts.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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