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Thread poster: Klaas Levelt
Klaas Levelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:39
English to Dutch
+ ...
Feb 24, 2009

Is there any way to type smart quotes directly in TagEditor, rather than cutting/pasting from MS Word? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Astrid Evans  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:39
English to German
Smart Quotes Feb 24, 2009

That is fairly easy with pressing the Alt key and a combination on the number pad on the keyboard. The English curly quotes are Alt + 0147 and Alt + 0148, the German lower quotation mark is Alt + 0132.

I hope that answers your question.


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Klaas Levelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:39
English to Dutch
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
And how about single quotation marks? Feb 24, 2009

Thanks, very helpful. Are there similar combinations for single quotation marks?

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Antoní­n Otáhal
Local time: 22:39
Member (2005)
English to Czech
+ ...
Look it up Feb 24, 2009

There are many sources online, e.g. http://www.petefreitag.com/cheatsheets/ascii-codes/

Antonin


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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 22:39
Member (2004)
English to Polish
Automated entry Feb 24, 2009

If you need them often, you can automate entry using Autohotkey.

http://www.autohotkey.com/

In my script below pressing " enters the opening and the closing quote alternately:

Code:
+'::
if rightbr = 1
{
rightbr = 0
Send {ASC 0148}
}
Else
{
rightbr = 1
Send {ASC 0147}
}



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esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:39
Member (2006)
English to Russian
+ ...
Ilya Birman’s layout could help Feb 24, 2009

Ilya Birman has made Russian and English layouts that help with typing many characters absent in standard layouts.
Site (in Russian).
Download link.


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Stefan de Boeck  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 22:39
English to Dutch
+ ...
bit of light Feb 24, 2009

Jabberwock wrote:

If you need them often, you can automate entry using Autohotkey.

http://www.autohotkey.com/

In my script below pressing " enters the opening and the closing quote alternately:

Code:
+'::
if rightbr = 1
{
rightbr = 0
Send {ASC 0148}
}
Else
{
rightbr = 1
Send {ASC 0147}
}



In Jabberwock's (smart) script the + stands for the SHIFT key. You could use any other (single) key, e.g. § (if this doesn't display: it's a key you never really need) --or a ctrl, alt or windowsSTARTbutton combination.
For single quotes: use ASC 0145 and ASC 0146, as in Jabberwock's example.


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Klaas Levelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:39
English to Dutch
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Feb 24, 2009

Great, thanks everyone.

Klaas


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