Topic: rev1412 English lang pack, minor typographics issues
I sent a svn patch to Rickard about this last night, but it seems it would be better to discuss it here.
In revision 1412, there were several minor issues in the English lang pack.
The less-minor one: ellipsis are used throughout the lang pack, while three dots are used in some places. 1428 addressed that, I don't know if it caught all of them (the svn diff did). On one occurrence, the ellipsis didn't have a space before it too, that was corrected.
The second one: apostrophes. The English lang pack use the computer, straight single quote ' instead of apostrophe ?. Beside the typographic ease of reading of the correct one, it also makes the lang pack easier to read and write: no more \', just ?
The third one: double quotes. The lang pack uses double straight computerized quote ", instead of the English opening ? and closing ? double quotes. It's very minor, but I was correcting the first two, I could throw in this one too for free
One I didn't touch was the use of the numerical entity for non-breaking space & #160; instead of a ?real? non-breaking space. While the real space should be slightly shorter in bits, and sometimes easier to read in the lang pack and the html/xml source; the entity is easier when one need to spot a non-breaking space. So it needs to be considered.
Another one I didn't touch was the use of non-breaking space for reading ease, such as before ellipsis (to avoid the ellipsis being sent away as a widow for example), because I thought this should be considered before.