[wp-hackers] allow opting out of WordPress SmartQuotes

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 14:08:12 GMT 2009

On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Thomas Scholz <info at toscho.de> wrote:

> WordPress inserts legal quotes for english text only. In non-english texts
> WordPress' »smart quotes« are anything but smart. They're just plain wrong.
> Additionally WordPress has german, swiss and french »quotes«  hard coded as
> *arrows*. This is extremly annoying, because it requires anyone who cares
> about typography to buffer and clean up the complete output.
> Using » and « as arrows violates aestethic, orthographic and unicode rules.
> Typography should never be hard coded in a software that is used in
> different languages. Get it out of the core or add at least an option to
> switch it completely off.
> Thomas

Now that's a solid argument. +1


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