The formatting issues described in this question on Stack Overflow (backtick
` at the start and a single quote
' at the end of the quotes) do also appear in the GNU GPLv3 license text (plain text & markdown version):
The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License.
Could I fix this issue in a copy by replacing the backticks with single quotes although it is not allowed to edit the license?
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
verbatim in this case allow formatting the text this way?