[Scribus] Question on the Insert menu in 1.3.x
Tue Mar 7 18:55:33 CET 2006
On Tuesday 07 March 2006 18:21, Louis Desjardins wrote:
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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! :) :) :)
Its almost impossible... shift for numbers? hello! Of all the keyboards I've
used, it is the hardest to get used to and then use. :) My French is a lot
better than my use of a French keyboard :).
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