[wp-hackers] allow opting out of WordPress SmartQuotes

John Blackbourn johnbillion+wp at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 02:58:16 GMT 2009

"Another question is what happens to old documents? Apparently once the
damage is done it remains in the database. Well at least with the
aforementioned checkbox of respect, newer blog articles could be saved
the embarrassment, if one so wishes."

wptexturize doesn't touch the database so I don't you where you got
this information. Its function is to take a string and return a
formatted version with curly quotes etc.

2009/2/15 Austin Matzko <if.website at gmail.com>:
> 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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