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On 11/30/2014 05:13 AM, Adolfo Jayme Barrientos wrote:
In case you guys didn’t know, Apple [1], Microsoft [2] and GNOME [3]
are all recommending the use of typographical apostrophes and
quotation marks, among other characters that have been historically

Said recommendations, while formaly correct, are subverted by the fact that there are no commonly accessible methods to keyboard-input all those "fancy" glyphs.

In OpenOffice (and in Word?) you may have add-ons, auto-correcting some of those cases. Otherwise than that you'd have to install smarty-pants (often, pain-in-the-..., too) keyboard input correctors or resort to mouse-clicking in the glyph tables.

I am actually planning to update the rest of strings in LibreOffice to
use the correct characters, but I guessed I had already annoyed the
other translators too much for this version, so that would be in 4.5.

So you will still annoy the translators, only more.

Program UI isn't a typography showcase. Why not leave the pragmatic simplification which serves it purpose? Does it break anything?


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