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Re: Quotation marks

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Quotation marks
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:43:18 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.92 (gnu/linux)

> (defvar curly-disp-table
>   (let ((table (make-display-table)))
>     (aset table ?` (vector 342392))   ; U+2018 left single quotation mark
>     (aset table ?' (vector 342393))   ; U+2019 right single quotation mark
>     table)
>   "Display table with curly quotes for `'.")

> (add-hook 'Info-mode-hook
>         (lambda ()
>           (set-window-display-table (selected-window) curly-disp-table)))

I'd tend to t agree although I'd probably use buffer-display-table instead.

> (A good treatise on the history of all these characters is the one by
> Markus Kuhn at <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/%7Emgk25/ucs/quotes.html>.)

I'm not sure I agree with the "good" qualification.  It misses the fact that
the new status quo does not provide any way to get the old matching quotes
(U+2018 an U+2019 are not equivalent because they look much more similar).


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