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Postby Haakin » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:14 pm


Probably this is a pedantic post...

On the introduction of LXF 156, now on LXF's homepage, there are several grave accent (`) used as apostrophe ('). Frankly, it looks quite bad. Could you correct that?


English is not my mother tongue. So, be ready to read bad grammar and limited vocabulary :-(
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Postby heiowge » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:31 pm

They'll have to get out the tip-ex and recall them all! :lol:
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Postby johnhudson » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:24 am

The problem arises because some software has - since ASCII days - interpreted the grave as an opening single quote (a character that does not appear in the ASCII sequence because using opening single quotes is an English, not a US, habit). So if the same text is copied to a piece of software that interprets the grave literally, you get this result.

I have found that LyX/LaTeX users can avoid this by exporting via HTML which converts all the grave accents in LaTeX to opening single quotes.
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