Re: Speaking of string encodings...

Subject: Re: Speaking of string encodings...
From: Gabriel Gerhardsson (
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 17:50:21 CDT

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?


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