Message-Id: <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 08:59:18 -0800 From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: True quotes -Reply >>> David Perrell <email@example.com> 07/18/96 12:34pm >>> > Abigail wrote: > >> I've always failed to see the problem with quotes. I've been >using ' ` and " >> for 20 years or so, and anyone always understood what I meant. > >This is a form of esthetic retardation caused by over-exposure to > character-mapped displays and typewritten text. "Esthetic retardation"?!? >Unlike the typewriter vestige ", true opening and closing quotes >vary a great deal between fonts, and their distinctiveness grows >with font size and screen resolution. For those who discern the >emotional quality of letterforms and layouts, their lack is >sorely felt. >David Perrell Am I the only person who doesn't see this as being a greatly important issue (well, Abigail and myself)? I mean, we're talking about whether they curl to the left, or curl to the right. I think it says something bad about the human condition that this might happen before <MATH> would. (Then again, maybe it's just easier to implement.) Charles Taylor, My words are my own.