[wp-hackers] allow opting out of WordPress SmartQuotes

Austin Matzko if.website at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 02:46:52 GMT 2009

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 7:58 PM,  <jidanni at jidanni.org> wrote:
>> Just use a plugin like...
> I'm saying it needs to be in the WordPress core code, as an
> acknowledgement by the WordPress Foundation to their respect for
> computer science. Yes.

You haven't yet made much of a case for this yet.  The fact that you
don't like wptexturize() isn't sufficient reason when there are a
number of plugins that easily disable its use.  Even the demoroniser
man page to which you link doesn't support your argument, as its
author's point is that Microsoft makes up character entities outside
of Unicode and Latin1.  In contrast, the curly quotes used by
WordPress are legitimate Unicode entities and render just fine for the
vast majority.

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