smart quotes

smart quotes

Also called "typographer's quotes" and "smart apostrophes," it is the use of angled single and double apostrophes instead of the ones found on a typewriter. They are considered more stylish for typeset books. Programming source code uses the old-fashioned, straight-up variety.


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Her love life is over, the boss is a meanie who mouths smart quotes from Ogilvy all the time.
6 features, such as grammar checking, automatic correction of spelling errors, smart quotes and dashes, text substitutions, and data detectors.
This is the kind of film where people talk in smart quotes rather than proper sentences.
Yet, the workbook does not discuss fonts, smart quotes, em and en dashes, boldface, italics, leading, and so on.
Paragraph and character styles help format text to keep a consistent look throughout a document, while Automatic Ligatures and Smart Quotes set standard typographical treatment throughout a document to ensure a professional appearance.