slightly OT... .
henry.olyer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 02:22:28 UTC 2010
I wrote some files using a MacBook and saved them as .RTF files.
And discovered that I couldn't move them to FreeBSD and use AbiWord.
What do I to make them work?
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> 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
> > first.)
> > 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
> > double quotes.
> > 3) Or should I give up and do this by eyeball?!
> > tia,
> > gary
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