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Re: Updated German translation

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.co.il>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 14:58:40 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

Stefan Sperling wrote on Wed, 7 May 2008 at 13:35 +0200:
> On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 02:13:17PM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > > One request: Could we *please* get rid of these quoting characters
> > > that, to my knowledge, can only be represented in UTF-8?
> > > The German translation uses them (??? and ???) instead of single quotes,
> > > even though all other translation use single quotes.
> > >
> >
> > The quotes are ?? and ??, not what you typed here. (In Vim, they are
> > "Ctrl-K??<??<", by the way.)
>
> Ah, right. I thought they were Ctrl-K < * and Ctrl-K * >
>
> No idea what caused the mixup, I had to type blindly cause the
> box I'm at does not print the Ctrl-K < * characters properly,
> even though it supports UTF-8.
>

The box I'm at now doesn't print them either, but I found out their code
points (with :normal! ga) and asked
http://www.unicode.org/charts/charindex2.html what characters they are.
The answer was they are "MUCH GREATER-THAN" and "MUCH LESS-THAN". :)

> It does print the ?? and ?? quotes properly, though, no idea
> what happened, probably my font?
>

Yes, probably the display, since (in the original mail) the byte value
was correct:

    --oFbHfjnMgUMsrGjO
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
    Content-Disposition: inline
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    ...
    The German translation uses them (=E2=89=AA and =E2=89=AB) instead of singl=
    e quotes,

0xE2 0x89 0xAA is the byte sequence representing the "Ctrl-K < *"
character.

Note that in your second mail (the one I'm replying to) all non-ASCII
characters have been converted to double question marks :(

> Thanks,
> Stefan
>

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