[Python-Dev] The docs, reloaded
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Wed May 23 17:00:27 CEST 2007
Nick Craig-Wood wrote:
> ``comment'' produces smart quotes in latex if I remember correctly.
> You probably want to convert it somehow because it looks a bit odd on
> the web page as it stands. I'm not sure what the reST replacement
> might be, but converting it just to "comment" would probably be OK.
> Likewise with `comment' to 'comment'.
> For an example see the first paragraph here:
What latex does here for typeset output is nice, but it's also a bit of a hack
job. The ` and ' characters aren't smart, the fonts just have curved glyphs
for them. `` and '' are mapped to additional glyphs using ligatures, again
part of the font information.
The result, of course, is really nice. :-)
Scott Dial wrote:
> In fairness to Georg, latex2html also misses the smart quotes. See the
> same paragraph here:
There's a way to make latex2html do "the right thing" for these, except... it
then happily does so even to ` and '' (and `` and '') in code samples, since
there's no equivalent to the font information used to handle this in latex.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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