This one is for future-Sam, the next time I spend 20 minutes searching Google for a solution to this problem.

Smart quotes convert neutral quotation marks to typographic quotation marks automagically. They can be a real pain in some applications, when your text is displayed to other users in a different font (mIRC, for example).

Non-smart, neutral, double quotes look like "this."

Smart, typographic, double quotes look like “this.”

Applications that use Microsoft Rich Edit controls allow you to turn smart quotes on or off with CTRL-SHIFT-' (that’s a neutral single quote).

Hopefully I won’t get laughed at in IRC next time I manage to mash the keyboard enough to turn smart quotes on.

posted @ Monday, May 06, 2013 5:47 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Microsoft ]

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