Re: Wish List for New Spec

Walter Ian Kaye (
Fri, 29 Dec 1995 12:40:45 -0800

At 2:27p 12/29/95, wrote:
>I do like the idea of having quotations automatically displayed using
>"local" quotation marks and quoting conventions. But how useful would
>this be, really? If I'm displaying French or German text
>untranslated, there's really no need to display it using quotation
>marks and American style. And having a British text displayed with
>British quoting conventions wouldn't kill me. So are we anticipating
>someone posting an English-language text with French quoting
> --Dave.

I, for one, prefer to see quotes according to the language used. If I am
reading German (not that I understand it), I want to see the "base" quote
marks. If I am reading French, I want to see the "guille" chevrons.


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