From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 27 2003 - 23:35:53 CST
Eric Muller <emuller at adobe dot com> wrote:
> Doug Ewell wrote:
>> [...] about "You see, boys and girls, computers think only in
>> numbers" -- in a Silicon Valley paper,
> > [...] Should we tell them about “real” quotes?
> “real quotes” are not just for Web publication; they are also for
> Throw in real dashes, of the kind – en or em – you prefer
I contend that my use of straight quotes and ASCII hyphi in an ephemeral
e-mail is far less offensive than the Mercury News'(s) use of ``this
abomination'' in a professionally written article.
That said, I can try to improve my use of real Unicode punctuation on
these lists, if I have time to paste it in (since my keyboard doesn't
support it). I remember being told by someone a few years back that I
should limit my use of UTF-8 on the Unicode list, due to the inability
of some list members' e-mail software to handle it. At the time I was
one of those members with a Unicode-ignorant e-mail client, and I still
didn't agree with the suggestion.
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