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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As the corporate Word setup used 'Smart Quotes', which are curly quotes, which also oppose one another, the system couldn't find the string start or end as the straight and curly quotes (regardless of whether the quotes are single or double,) are different.
Her love life is over, the boss is a meanie who mouths smart quotes from Ogilvy all the time.
* Employees no longer have to disable the "Smart Quotes" feature in Microsoft Word to prevent upside-down question marks (?) in ePerformance.
Version 3.0 improves support for Mac OS X 10.6 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.