[texworks] Quotemarks chr(34)

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 13:47:31 CEST 2009


That clears that up - will the fix add a specific command for doing this on
pasted text please?


2009/9/19 Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>

> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> 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...
> Yes, this was not intended behavior, it was an oversight in the
> implementation. I consider it a bug that simply moving the cursor
> forward through the text can result in the text getting changed; this
> is not appropriate behavior in an editor.
> I've just committed a change (r.422) to fix this, so this "feature"
> will disappear from future builds. "Smartening" existing quotes should
> be an explicit action, not something that happens as a side effect of
> moving the cursor. :)
> JK
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