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

Le Tigre scribus
Tue Mar 7 20:12:23 CET 2006

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Sujet: Re: [Scribus] Question on the Insert menu in 1.3.x
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 17:43:53 +0000
De: Le Tigre <scribus at le-tigre.net>
Pour: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
R?f?rences: <p05010416c03361aac9eb@[]>

Louis Desjardins a ?crit :
> 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) ?!
> Cheers!
> Louis
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Agree with Louis: we have to replace the wrong ' by the good ? in the
keyboard shortcuts meanwhile we'd like to have directly the good one
when typing ' (but it might be also because we write in French...)


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