Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at knm.org.pl
Fri Aug 6 10:24:16 EDT 2004

W liście z pią, 06-08-2004, godz. 15:06 +0100, Malcolm Wallace napisał:

> I'm sure that every terminal font I have used since 1987 had quote
> and back-quote characters rendered symmetrically, until about three
> years ago, when suddenly both characters became ugly and they no
> longer balanced.  I've been wondering what happened ever since...

The ASCII tradition was ambiguous whether ` is a quote or accent
(on low-resolution displays it didn't matter much), and later the
ambiguity was resolved in favor of the accent.


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