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

Hi,

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?

Thanks,

Javier
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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