We were responding to your statement, "I want to replace ... curly
'smart' brackets with straight brackets, because I believe that these
'magic' characters will blow up in epub, html, or web pages."

The bit about curly quotes is clear, I think every experienced tech
writer has had problems with those on occasion.

On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Theresa de Valence <t...@bstw.com> wrote:
> On 8/1/2014 12:45 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>>
>> Braces aka left and right curly brackets are in the ASCII character
>> set so no problem in HTML.
>>
>> I assumed the bracets were some weird Australian typographical
>>
>> convention that Theresa was Americanizing. If they're being used in
>> mathematical formulas or computer code syntax, they should not be
>> changed.
>>
>
> They're not, they are single quotes at the beginning and end of speech vs
> American double quotes at the beginning and end of speech. For a long time,
> one had to remove "smart quotes" from anything being published to the web or
> html or epub. Based on all these remarks, I have no idea if this is still
> true . . .
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