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 . . . _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.