[OpenWrt-Devel] what's the rationale for mixed quotes in Config.in help?

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Sun Sep 14 12:34:48 EDT 2014

>           This option group includes the `libanl' library which
>                                          ^^^^^^^^

Back before XFree86 consolidated misc-fixed and other such fonts to
cover (a small subset of) Unicode, these two chars where typically
rendered under X11 as symmetric quotes (the ' quote was tilted a bit
like the accent of é).

So the above convention became ugly right around that point, but being
very widespread before, it still lives on in various places.
Emacs still uses it extensively, for example.

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