[xml/sgml-pkgs] Fwd: Bug#609374: release-notes: Please use typographic quotes (in French)

Andreas Hoenen andreas at hoenen-terstappen.de
Sun Jan 30 19:53:05 UTC 2011

David Prévot <david at tilapin.org> wrote:

> > Package: release-notes
> > Severity: minor
> > Tags: l10n
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I noticed that <quote>stuff</quote> is not correctly handled in the PDF
> > generated document, at least in French (e.g. “Linux Standard Base” on
> > page 6 instead of « Linux Standard Base »).
> >
> > It seems correctly handled in German, and it is usually handled
> > correctly in PDF generated document form DocBook.


this is caused by dblatex which for french documents uses the quote
characters “ (8220) and ” (8221) to delimit <quote> elements instead of
« (171) and » (187).  This could be changed by replacing the
"nestedstartquote" and "nestedendquote" definitions in dblatex file
appropriately.  However this is an upstream decision, thus let's ask
dblatex's author:


what do you think about this issue?  Do you agree to change the french
quote characters like proposed?  Any side effects?  By the way, the
original report refers to the release notes for the upcoming Debian
release "squeeze" and can be found at: http://bugs.debian.org/bug=609374

Regards, Andreas
Andreas Hoenen <andreas at hoenen-terstappen.de>
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