Re: `` ", ` '

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 10:18:19 EST

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    At 09:26 +0000 2002-11-04, John Delacour wrote:

    >>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

    Most decent word processers can do this correctly with pairs of "
    without resorting to this dinosaur of 7-bit encoding mucking up plain

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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