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

On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 11:19 -0500, Federico Mena Quintero wrote: 
> On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 12:20 -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> > If I have to use the en translation, then I have to put
> > this string in the source code:
> > 
> >   The file "%s" could not be found.
> > 
> > Then I have to run 'intltool-update en', open en.po,
> > and add the translation.  That's more steps, none of
> > which involve make.  How does make help me?
> C is hard.  Unicode didn't exist in the 1970s.  Get over it.
> If you want UTF-8 strings in your source code without escaping non-ASCII
> chars, use C# or another modern language which supports that.

But plenty of people have been putting UTF-8 string
literals in C code for some time, seemingly without

Regardless, the discussion seems to be more about
C-the-locale, not C-the-programming-language, and
whether or not it's OK to have UTF-8 in the C locale.
I had mentioned that gnome-doc-utils has UTF-8 in its
POT file, which Alan called a bug.  All the messages
in gnome-doc-utils are in XML files.


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