Re: En-dash versus em-dash

Le mardi 11 décembre 2012 à 08:49 +0700, Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy a écrit :
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:28 AM, Philip Withnall
> <philip tecnocode co uk> wrote:
> > Creating and maintaining an en_US locale which is identical to the C
> > locale apart from its use of UTF-8 would be a huge amount of effort for
> > no benefit (that I know of; please correct me if I’m wrong).
> Updating C locale just for English benefits invalidates a lot of
> translations and translators have to go over and check all of them.
> There are about 20 supported languages iirc versus en_US.po.
OTOH, speaking as an occasional French translator, I think i18n teams
may be interested if somebody provided a script to apply the changes to
msgid *and* msgstr so that all languages follow the new rule. For
example, French translations do not use curly quotes nor ellipses
currently, and a script could easily fix most European languages in one

Languages that do not use such characters could just have their msgid
strings updated so that no manual work is needed.

My two cents

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