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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sun Sep 14 13:26:44 EDT 2014

On Sun, 14 Sep 2014, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> >           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.

  ah, thank you, i never knew that.



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