Re: Quotation marks: Using =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=9C=E2=80=9D?= instead of ""

On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 16:22 +0100, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
> I think the most important question to answer is whether we want to make 
> POT files non-ASCII. That is, once messages have “”‘’, etc, then GNOME 
> will be available for Unicode locales only.
> If one starts GNOME with a C or a legacy 8-bit locale, it will not work.

Don't we already have plenty of non-ASCII POT files?
I know gnome-doc-utils is non-ASCII.

> Personally I would say no to “” at this stage.

I'm just wondering, if not now, when?  What do we have yet
to accomplish that's blocking the use of proper typographic
quotes?  I'm not trying to troll here.  It just seems to me
that we've had all this functionality for quite a while, but
we're still typing as if we're on old typewriters.  What do
we need to do, as programmers, to get the world out of its
ASCII rut?


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