Subject: Re: Smart Quotes Issues (was Re: patch: SmartQuotesEnable preference item)
From: Aaron Lehmann (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 21:51:40 CDT
> al> I think there should be &doublecurlyquoteright; and etc to
> al> indicate curly quotes. If someone wrote the document that way and
> al> inserted curly quotes, that should be indicated in the file. If
> al> someone else saw it and didn't like the smart quotes, that's what
> al> search-and-replace is for.
> Today (and for longer than I have been around), smart quotes are
> stored in ABW files the same way they get translated out of MSWord
> files ... as the appropriate Unicode character. Because ABW files are
> XML without an explicit encoding, they are written in the XML hex
> encoding form if they're above a certain value. I think it would be a
> mistake to introduce proprietary XML named encodings for ABW. For one
> thing, expat will not convert them back to single Unicode characters
> (unless we hack expat).
Yeah, it's even better if XML supports it natively. I didn't know so I was
just using pseudocode.
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