Unicode typography in translations

Hello translators,

You might have noticed a lot of changes in master branches regarding
the use of Unicode typography. GNOME HIG has recommendations for


I have been submitting patches for implementing these recommendations
in the original strings:


This is a great opportunity to improve our translations! For example,
I have been using ASCII typography (characters you can input with your
keyboard: " ", ..., - etc.) in Polish translations for years. This is
actually incorrect, and for some time now I use proper Unicode
characters that the language's rules dictate: „ ”, …, — etc.

It is slightly more work for me, sure, but as HIG puts it, it
drastically improves the impression given by your applications. I
believe some copy and pasting is worth the effort. Here is some info
on other ways to input Unicode:


Naturally, every language has different typography rules. I encourage
you to look into your language's and consider the change.

As a final note, I don't believe there are any technical reasons to
avoid Unicode these days, so you shouldn't worry about that. If an app
crashes because of UTF-8, then it is a bug that needs to be reported
and fixed.

Best regards,

Piotr Drąg

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