Re: [OT] Re: `` ", ` '

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 12:06:58 EST

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    Doug Ewell scripsit:

    > Plus, as Michael said, it's not that hard to write software that keeps
    > track of matching U+0022's and converts them to U+201C and U+201D as
    > appropriate (and likewise for single quotes).

    AFAIK it's not matching that is used, but whether there's whitespace to the
    left (initial form) or not (final form). Otherwise, apostrophes would screw
    up single quotes.

    John Cowan                      
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