[Scribus] Question on the Insert menu in 1.3.x

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Mar 7 18:07:16 CET 2006

On Tuesday 07 March 2006 17:24, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> Hi Team!
> Is there a particular reason why in the new Insert menu we find the 2
> first options :
> Apostrophe [ ' ] (straight apostrophe)
> Straight double [ " ] (straight quotation mark)
> I am asking this question for 2 reasons:
> 1. These glyphs are readily accessible from many keyboard layouts (at
> least the ones I know).
> 2. The so-called "apostrophe" has been a typographic nightmare ever
> since DTP was born and even in the notes from Unicode officials, it
> is said that the recommended apostrophe in typography is the curved
> one. So why insist on that wrong apostrophe that is so easily
> accessible from the keyboard anyways? The same reason applies for the
> Straight double which is often used as quotes (guillemets) ... and is
> also a typographic nightmare!
> Say we take them out, the menu will look more attractive (less
> crowded) AND we will help users develop their taste for nice
> typography... :)
> Any thoughts? Maybe I'm missing something obvious or I look at this
> from my too narrow point of view (french typography) ?!

Basically for completeness, because I have never seen an Arabic, Indic, 
Russian, Thai etc keyboard. For that matter, I've never seen a Polish, 
Portuguese, etc etc.. and FWIW, I REALLY REALLY hate the French keyboard :)

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