[OS X TeX] Algorithmic Quotes
will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Mar 17 05:28:48 EST 2006
On Mar 16, 2006, at 9:02 PM, Alex wrote:
> Is there a way to have the much-vaunted LaTeX do what the much-
> maligned Word does dexterously?
A poorly phrased question which conveys inaccurate information.
There's no way however in Word to differentiate between different
sorts of quotes in a robust fashion, esp. when doing find-replace.
Similarly, I loathe seeing an opening single quote used 'stead of an
apostrophe when a bit o' text 'as been left out, and Word has one
constantly un-doing its ``auto-correction.''
So it's not so much that Word is being dexterous (obstreperous is
more like it), 'cause you're not supposed to use the single and
double quote anyway, but the directional ones, “” and ‘’ 'cept that
if Word doesn't agree with your usage there's no absolute and final
recourse (comp sci manuscripts submitted in Word are a pain) other
than not using Word.
senior graphic designer
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