[Scribus] Stupid N00b Question

Adrianna Pinska adrianna.pinska
Mon Jul 4 15:11:37 CEST 2005

On 7/4/05, Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au> wrote:

> ?quotes? (French, IIRC)
> "quotes? (I think that's right ... might be the other way around)
> plus quoting like:
> "blah blah blah blah
> "blah blah blah blah
> "blah blah."
> It can be done of course, it just requires some clever stateful rules.

Well, I think you're likely to be using one quote style consistently throughout.

As for the opening/closing double quotes, the rule is quite simple:
within each paragraph, alternate opening and closing quotes, starting
with an opening quote.  If a quote is accidentally omitted (or an
extra quote is inserted) in the original text, you'll need to fix the
problem manually, but fortunately you'll never have to fix more than
one paragraph per stuff-up.  You shouldn't ever have nested double
quotes to worry about.

The unfortunate thing about replacing fake single quotes is that they
are also used as apostrophes.   I think it's common to use the
back-tick for a plain-text opening single quote, though, and
fortunately they don't seem to be in frequent use anyway.

Regarding as-you-type insertion... It must be possible to use existing
key mapping functionality in Linux to override the quote key's
behaviour and make it insert real quotes instead (with an extra
modifier key toggling opening/closing quotes).  It would be nice if
something like this was built into Scribus, though, since some people
(like programmers) use fake quotes extensively, and wouldn't want this
setting to apply outside of Scribus.

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