Re: Latin-1's apostrophe, grave accent, acute accent

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Aug 03 1999 - 04:47:28 EDT

Ar 23:54 -0700 1999-08-02, scríobh Juliusz Chroboczek:

>There currently is a large number of Unix applications that use
>`\verb|'|' and `\verb|'|' as single quotes. As Roozbeh noted, this
>includes TeX, but also makeinfo (hardwired) and m4 (customizable).
>Furthermore, many users (including me) have their fingers hardwired to
>using them when quoting.
>I would like to very strongly ask you to revert to a slanted glyph
>shape for the apostrophe. Changing this will only become practical
>when most Unix applications are Unicode based.

Fix TeX. It needs to grow up and use the UCS properly.

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