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

ben.guillon ben.guillon at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 22:37:12 UTC 2011

Hi Andreas,

The problem does not comme from the nestedquote character definitions, but  
 from the quote template that should take into account the nestings. Please  
find attached a patch that should fix the bug.


> Hi,
> 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
> /usr/share/xml/docbook/stylesheet/dblatex/xsl/common/fr.xml
> appropriately.  However this is an upstream decision, thus let's ask
> dblatex's author:
> Benoît,
> 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
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