From: Andrew Dunbar (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 03:13:14 EDT
--- Tomas Frydrych <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> > Does your patch take into account mapping
> > smart-quotes to dumb quotes and the general
> > microsoft symobls generally missing from many unix
> > fonts?
> > Just checking (:
> Never really thought about that; this is easy to do
> and I will do it, if you let me know which symbols
> in addtion to the quotes you have in mind.
There is a bug report. Let me find it...
I believe this is one of the things RemapGlyph used to
do so it's important it still gets done. Though I
think it was ever done too well.
Bug 2421: "TM, Bullet, Euro, Smart Quotes and other
symbols originating in Windows Documents"
> Also, the shaping engine can do dumb->smart quote
> translation which is language sensitive. It is not
> used for anything, as there were objections
> to 'soft' (display-only) translation, but when
> someone wants to implement smart quotes again. its
> there for the taking.
Yes the main objections were mine (: I stumbled across
this code the other day and almost added a bunch of
quote character mappings for various languages and
then I wondered if it was the old soft-remapping code
or some now code...
Drawing "smart quotes" as "straight quotes" is a
soft-remapping issue though so I'm not sure in which
place you want to fix this or if indeed both places
will now be needed.
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