[Tugindia] Typesetting Letters and Books

Kushal Kumaran kushal.kumaran at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 11:42:40 CEST 2005

On 8/17/05, Kingshuk <kingshuk.roypc at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snipped>
> Secondly, I am trying to typeset a book by George Orwell. In the
> manuscript (text file), all first person dialogues are put under
> " " marks. Can someone suggest me an regular expression to convert
> opennig " to `` and trailing ones to '' ?
> I am using XEmacs.

Try replacing "\([^"]*\)" with ``\1''. Try it first with
query-replace-regexp before you turn replace-regexp loose on your
file. Be careful of unmatched quotes.
Kushal "very regular" Kumaran

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