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On 11/30/2014 11:23 AM, Rimas Kudelis wrote:
2014.11.30 07:38, Yury Tarasievich rašė:

And if you use Windows and want to make inputting these characters even
more convenient, you can always customize your keyboard layout adding
missing typographical  symbols to the AltGr (or any other) layer. Here's
a free tool to do that:

Well, as Adolfo tells us, it's "bah" to Windows users". However, Linux's en_US keymap (which I'm using right now) also does not have any of mentioned glyphs on the compose key.

I'm heavily using several fancy glyphs input add-ons in LO itself, and I tell you, it's not all fun.

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

I agree this will be annoying, because at the very least, the localizers
will have to re-approve a lot of their old translations when these
changes land. At least in the case of "don't" though, maybe this change
could be automated, if we ask Andras or Christian nicely? :)

I can guess with some confidence that having to redo apostrophes in, like, thousand strings by hand (and you can't automate, apostrophe's use in technology being what it is) just to have "correct" characters in the UI feels more like a slap in a face.

What's strictly "incorrect" in straight apostrophe, anyway? Is any REAL purpose actually served by this change? Like, will anybody notice this or appreciate this or-so-nice touch in the computer screen material? Will this conceal the fact that LibreO/ApacheOO itself isn't that great in typography in the documents it produces?


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