My objection may seem silly, but since there is no way to type it on any keyboard out there, that's a bit of a hindrance. Short of using the character map and searching, one has to resolve to using "smart substitution" editors like OpenOffice to get the characters.

They also tend to fail horribly when pasting into a non-Unicode terminal, which is still often the case over SSH. Probably not a huge desktop consideration, though. Every distribution I know of uses Unicode by default on the local terminal at this point.


Christian Neumair wrote:
Alex Jones proposed [1] to change the quotation marks in Nautilus
strings from the ASCII representation "..." to the unicode variant

I think the proposed quotation marks are aesthetically more pleasing,
but I don't want to change this unless there is a GNOME-wide policy.

I hereby propose to establish a GNOME policy of using “...” for
quotations. Comments, objections?

best regards,
 Christian Neumair

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=532777

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