- October 9, 2006 at 10:44 am #3866
I thought I would copy a couple of my previous posts over as they were added to the old forum just as it was moved.
Although I used to loathe smart quotes in Word, I have come to like them when creating text documents in applications such as BBEdit. I would find it useful to have an option to create ‘smart quotes’ automatically when typing. Obviously this is no use when writing code so it would need to be an option applicable to specific configurations.
In addition menu options to educate quotes or stupefy quotes would also be occasionally useful.October 9, 2006 at 8:52 pm #3868Yutaka EmuraKeymaster
Thanks for following up your message. It is not hard for someone to create a plug-in to do smart quotes. Can you please clarify what educate quotes or stupefy quotes mean. Thanks!October 10, 2006 at 7:59 am #3871
Can you please clarify what educate quotes or stupefy quotes mean.
Educate quotes would convert selected text such that ‘this’ becomes ‘this’. Selecting text and then stupefy quotes would convert ‘this’ to ‘this’.October 10, 2006 at 3:26 pm #3873Yutaka EmuraKeymaster
Actually, You can do those now:
Select “Replace” on the Search menu (or press CTRL + H), Check “Use Regular Expressions”, and then:
Replace with: ‘1’
Replace with: '1'
document.selection.Replace("x27(.*?)x27","‘1’",eeFindNext | eeFindReplaceCase | eeReplaceAll | eeFindReplaceRegExp);
document.selection.Replace("‘(.*?)’","x271x27",eeFindNext | eeFindReplaceCase | eeReplaceAll | eeFindReplaceRegExp);
I will submit these macros into the library.October 11, 2006 at 7:17 am #3874
Very nice, thank you.
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