Subject: Re: Speaking of string encodings...
From: Martin Sevior (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 18:12:26 CDT
On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Gabriel Gerhardsson wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-08-23 at 00:41, Patrick Lam wrote:
> > On 23 Aug 2001, Gabriel Gerhardsson wrote:
> > > I'm wondering what's being done to cut n' paste interaction with other
> > > programs.
> > > If I cut/copy something in AbiWord and paste it in, say, Evolution or
> > > nedit, some characters (e.g. " and ') is replaced by a questionmark(?).
> > > I assume that this behavior is caused by different
> > > character-encodings/codepages in different programs. Is there a planned
> > > resolution for this or are you still thinking?
> > That looks like bad smart quote behaviour.
> > I know that under Linux, Abi will create RTF and text and put those in the
> > clipboard. I'm not sure how it works.
> > Try disabling smart quotes and seeing what happens.
> Yep, that did it.
> What does the smart quotes really do? In other words, what do I miss
> when turning it off?
What you miss are mapping's of MS Word smart quote characters to regular
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