chappa-ai at q.com
Sun Aug 7 01:14:48 UTC 2011
On Aug 6, 2011, at 11:54 AM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 08/06/2011 10:23 AM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
>> I suppose if you want quote marks that curve from the top in toward the
>> quote on both ends there is more than one keystroke on each end involved. I
>> totally eschew those marks as tedious and a bit old fashioned, but to each
>> his own. Using them would slightly complicate the matter by adding two more
> Yes. That's what smart quotes, AKA "curly quotes" are. Some people like them, you don't. The OP wasn't suggesting that Scribus convert all quotation marks to them, but that they be an option. It occurs to me that it might be best to make them a part of paragraph styles, so that it happens automatically, without extra keystrokes, but only if you specify that you want them. Personally, I'd have little if any need for them, but I see no reason not to have them available for those who like them.
I use them in all my documents and it's a pain in Scribus. It's easy in MS Office because you can simply set a preference to use smart quotes and then all you need to physically type is a double-quote " and Office automatically converts it for you (if the preference setting is turned on).
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