Re: `` ", ` '

From: John Delacour (
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 04:26:59 EST

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    At 1:29 pm -0800 3/11/02, Doug Ewell wrote:

    >Mark Davis <mark dot davis at jtcsv dot com> wrote:
    >> First, the ` is not a quote mark: it is a grave accent/ Second, it
    >> also doesn/t say that you can/t use a slash/ say/ instead of a comma/
    >> apostrophe/ or period/ But that doesn/t mean it/s a good idea/
    >It's a terrible idea. I hate ``this quoting convention" (or
    >alternatively ``this one'') as much as anyone.

    It's a very good idea if you consider that it enables us-ascii text
    to be easily converted to nicely formatted text containing curly
    quotes pointing in the right directions, which is the reason for the


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