[texworks] Quotemarks chr(34)

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 18 11:34:30 CEST 2009

On 18 Sep 2009, at 10:27, Alain Delmotte wrote:

> Jonathan Kew a écrit :
>> On 18 Sep 2009, at 08:46, Alain Delmotte wrote:
>>> Hi Paul,
>>> Paul A Norman a écrit :
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> Note: TexWorks is so stable, and useful now, that I'm using it  
>>>> for major projects.
>>>> Is there anything planned for correcting quotemarks chr(34) from  
>>>> imporrted/pasted text please, or should I look at a script for  
>>>> that?
>>>> Or have I missed it in the manual :-) ?
>>> Do you mean changing "text" to “text” or \lq\lq{}texte\rq\rq{}or  
>>> ``text''?
>>> If yes, you could go to "Format / Smart quotes" and you select one  
>>> of the systems.
>>> Then moving the cursor over the text, whenever it will pass over a  
>>> ", this will be replaced by the corresponding opening or closing  
>>> symbol/code.
>> I think you'll find that the "smart quotes" function only applies  
>> to text *as it is typed*; it won't modify existing text, or fix up  
>> blocks of text that you're pasting into the document.
> No it works with text created, for example, in jEdit with ", copied  
> and pasted to TeXworks and then "passing the cursor over the text"  
> with Smart quotes enabled. (tested)

Oh! I'm surprised at that; in fact, I'm inclined to consider it a bug.  
But I should think about it a bit more...


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