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

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Tue Mar 7 18:21:31 CET 2006

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>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 :)

You're gonna hurt yourself! Don't hate like this! French might not be 
so easy, but the keyboard is! We'll be happy to show you how it works 
when we're in Lyon! :) :) :)


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