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  • I find od output a bit hard to read, so I wrote a Python equivalent, bdump. recode can even map curly quotes ( "smartquotes") to regular quotes, if its output format is one that doesn't include curly quotes, like ASCII or ISO8859-15:


  • Google Docs has just added a couple of cool new features: translation and the ability to remove smartquotes in documents (coming soon).

    New Google Docs Translation Tool Unveiled

  • I've even found the unicode bugs (blasted M$ smartquotes ....), and I * had* image display working, but it's now broken again while I attempt caching.

    May 21st, 2004

  • In Word 2003 I wrote a macro which replaced Word's high-range characters with their ASCI/HTML equivalents, for instance smartquotes with straight quotes, en and em dashes with HTML dashes and so on. articles

  • I'm particularly excited by the smartquote removal feature -- which will soon become a preference that allows smartquotes to be permanently disabled -- because it was a feature I and others asked for.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • Google on Tuesday is adding two new features to Google Docs: The ability to translate documents into one of 53 languages and the ability to remove smartquotes.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • But I confessed that I had switched back to Word because of the way Google Docs handled smartquotes.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • Our content management system doesn't much care for smartquotes, which meant that after I had copied story text into our CMS, I had to go in and do a search-and-replace to convert the smartquotes to straight quotes so the story would render correctly.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • And while we were at it, we added the ability for you to change smartquotes-angled quotation marks-back to straight quotation marks by pressing Ctrl-Z (Cmd-Z on a Mac).

    The Official Google Blog

  • Document translation and undo smartquotes in Google

    The Official Google Blog


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