https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22700

           Summary: Automatic typographic quotation marks
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Page rendering
        AssignedTo: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
        ReportedBy: bugzi...@crissov.de


It would be nice if Mediawiki could get a “Smart Quotes (and Apostrophes)”
ability. I don’t care much if it would change the characters in the source or
if it only changed " and ' for display. MW should of course ignore straight
marks that are code themselves (Wiki markup or HTML, and inside <source/>). 

Several [http://www.poppyware.com/dunham/smartQuotes.html algorithms] have been
published, so no need to reinvent the wheel, but if you assume certain style
guides be followed, they may even be simplified and leave no ambiguous
situations. (The Manual of Style for the English Wikipedia, for instance,
requires double quotation marks used in the logic style.) 

I would prefer if only " and ' would be converted, not character SGML/HTML/XML
references, but that would only work on the code and not the display level of
course.

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