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    Use 'dumb quotes' rather than `really dumb quotes' · 4b94c083
    Dan Winship authored
    Back in the far-off twentieth century, it was normal on unix
    workstations for U+0060 GRAVE ACCENT to be drawn as "‛" and for U+0027
    APOSTROPHE to be drawn as "’". This led to the convention of using
    them as poor-man's ‛smart quotes’ in ASCII-only text.
    However, "'" is now universally drawn as a vertical line, and "`" at a
    45-degree angle, making them an `odd couple' when used together.
    Unfortunately, there are lots of very old strings in glib, and also
    lots of new strings in which people have kept up the old tradition,
    perhaps entirely unaware that it used to not look stupid.
    Fix this by just using 'dumb quotes' everywhere.
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