Smart Quotes

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Why Smart Quotes

Who Cares

Who Cares?

Among others, Douglas Adams despaired of word processors without smart quotes:

Douglas Adams’ Guide to the Macintosh

The benefits to a writer include:

  • You won’t look ignorant to those who know better
  • Your work will be more complete
  • It will impress your friends

The benefits to developers and programmers include:

  • Help to overcome the stigma of illiteracy
  • Tell the world that at least you care …
  • Code is much more workable without having to escape nested quotes

Note to developers: of course we’re talking about typographic quotes in English language text. All coding quotes still need to be the straight quotes, as specified by your coding language.

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