[wp-hackers] allow opting out of WordPress SmartQuotes

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Mon Feb 16 06:10:03 GMT 2009

It should be possible to disable all filters IMO. 

-Mike Schinkel

----- Original Message -----
From: "scribu" <scribu at gmail.com>
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 9:08:12 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] allow opting out of WordPress SmartQuotes

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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