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Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Who on Earth is the LibO installation target?

On 02/10/2014 06:44 PM, heinzlesspam@gmail.com wrote:
Anyway, just want to pick out a single from all your points: the single quote correction.
The reason why it's off by default is because it is not clever enough to tell when an apostrophe (as in Rock 'n' roll, in the worst case with exactly that spelling) or an actual quote is meant, as the key pressed in either case is the same. The compromise then of course is that we get neither typographically correct... which seems to lead lots of people to misappropriate accents for apostrophes.

My take is that all such rules (another example being whether to use or to break a ligature), to be practically useful, need to employ (locale-dependent) context-sensitive heuristics (the same way that automatic hyphenation does).


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