[texworks] smart quotes – default?

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 12:22:25 CEST 2011

Hi Arno,

By design akaik (and this kind of thing has come up with other things)
Tw `remembers' some of these things document by document upon the
document being saved- for reopening.

Edit / Preferences then Editor tab lets me change the Encoding, and if
I close the programme, and the restart it, my changed encoding appears
to be there for any document (new or reopened).

And new documents come out with Format / Smart Quotes set to None, but
any setting I make in a document and then save the document and reopen
it, the  Smart Quotes setting saved with the document is still with
the document when it is reopened.

Is this happening for you as well?

If changes are not being recorded between Tw sessions, is it possible
that you do not (your Tw session does not) have write permissions
wherever your Tw settings are being stored, or should you see an OS
error message if that were happening?


On 29 March 2011 22:43, Arno Trautmann <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm quite annoyed by the “smart quote” function. In times of ancient
> keyboard layouts this might have been useful, but nowadays a keyboard
> should provide all signs one needs while typing.
> Ok, most people insist in using the ancient layouts, so it's nice that
> TeXwork still provides the feature. However, since a few versions I seem
> not to be able to deactivate it by default – everytime I restart
> TeXworks, the option is set to Unicode characters which has caused some
> documents to crash and made some time-consuming error search necessary.
> Or – even worse – things go wrong unnoticedly in math environments (like
> E' which becomes E’ and is typeset as E).
> Long introduction, short question: How do I turn off smart quotes by
> default?
> (using svn Version 0.5 r.765 under Arch Linux with the yaourt package
> texworks-svn)
> cheers
> Arno

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