[wp-hackers] allow opting out of WordPress SmartQuotes

Ryan McCue ryanmccue at cubegames.net
Sun Feb 15 06:32:46 GMT 2009

jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
> But alas: Wontfix. You WordPress whippersnappers are all head over
> heels for curly quotes. Old fashioned quotes and dashes probably look
> to you like... "ASCII. Yuck!"

Just as the “dash” key on your keyboard is not actually a dash, it's a
hyphen, “old fashioned quotes” on your keyboard aren't actually quotes
at all, they're prime and double prime symbols. (According to Designing
for the Web by Mark Boulton, at least.)

Ryan McCue

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