slightly OT... .
kline at thought.org
Thu Oct 28 19:06:36 UTC 2010
Sorry: don't bother with this [below]; there weren't that many
embedded quotes. By-hand worked fine.
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:12:38AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> First, since abiword and OOo both work across many platforms,
> this isn't a FreeBSD question, but humor me anyway.
> A [long] while ago I checked on the OOOForums list and got the
> howto's of changing "this into ``this'' in openoffice. [[And
> 'this into `this': it's a two-fer]]. Has anybody tried this
> with abiword?? Clues, tips please? (Figure I'll ask here
> My ascii-to-markup program does the same thing, but only for
> double-quotes since the fact that the zillions of contractions
> like can't, would've, and informal english like "So: howzit
> hangin'?" gave me *many* second thoughts.
> 1) Does anybody onlist have any idea howto turn 'this' into
> &lsquo' ? In the HTML ampersand chars list, that's what it
> is called. Using the ampersand and ints it is "⁞" --
> minus the quotes, of course.
> 2) Iwould like some clues howto automate this either via
> abiword OR algorithm. It took some large N days back in
> 1994 when I first hacked atom to realize that I would have
> to use recursion to get the left|beginning and right|closing
> double quotes.
> 3) Or should I give up and do this by eyeball?!
> Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
> The 7.90a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
The 7.90a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php
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