[PATCH 00/53] Get rid of UTF-8 chars that can be mapped as ASCII

Edward Cree ecree.xilinx at gmail.com
Mon May 10 07:33:47 PDT 2021

On 10/05/2021 14:59, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> Most of these
> UTF-8 characters come from latex conversions and really aren't
> necessary (and are being used incorrectly).
I fully agree with fixing those.
The cover-letter, however, gave the impression that that was not the
 main purpose of this series; just, perhaps, a happy side-effect.

> You seem quite knowedgeable about the various differences.  Perhaps
> you'd be willing to write a document for Documentation/doc-guide/
> that provides guidance for when to use which kinds of horizontal
> line?I have Opinions about the proper usage of punctuation, but I also know
 that other people have differing opinions.  For instance, I place
 spaces around an em dash, which is nonstandard according to most
 style guides.  Really this is an individual enough thing that I'm not
 sure we could have a "kernel style guide" that would be more useful
 than general-purpose guidance like the page you linked.
Moreover, such a guide could make non-native speakers needlessly self-
 conscious about their writing and discourage them from contributing
 documentation at all.  I'm not advocating here for trying to push
 kernel developers towards an eats-shoots-and-leaves level of
 linguistic pedantry; rather, I merely think that existing correct
 usages should be left intact (and therefore, excising incorrect usage
 should only be attempted by someone with both the expertise and time
 to check each case).

But if you really want such a doc I wouldn't mind contributing to it.


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