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  1. Clean up extra spaces and line breaks.

    Add support for removing multiple spaces and line breaks. Try cleaning this: http://bit.ly/92aJmu

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This is a very generally worded request. Can anyone come up with a slightly more specific description of the requested feature? How can linebreaks be “cleaned up” when the source text doesn’t obey a convention like format-flowed, for example?

      This feature request may need to be broken up into multiple more specific points. Feedback is welcome and very much appreciated!

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This is an excellent suggestion, but it’s surprisingly difficult to cover the general case in practice.

        When we tackle this feature, it will likely involve a series of iterative refinements, and each improvement will be involve a good quantity of blood, sweat, tears and research.

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        • Clean up apostrophes

          Add support for parsing and cleaning up of apostrophes in text

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          • eliminate doubled spaces after periods.

            Correct bad habits for those who learned to type on old-school typewriters. Proportional fonts need only one space after a period.

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 8 votes
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              • Ellipsis option

                Option to have it replace dot-dot-dots with the ellipsis character.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  I’ll look into the feasability of this request. It’ll be easy to detect sequences of three period characters and perform a trivial replacement on each, but it’ll be harder to figure out when to not do so, such as when a line of periods is used to associate section titles with page numbers or the like.

                • Add a switch for spacing around em-dashes

                  Add a togglable option on the page to enable/disable the insertion of spaces around em-dashes

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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    As it stands, the code currently replaces sequences of two dashes with a single em dash, context notwithstanding; so text like this:

                    Em dashes don’t take spaces either side—they’re like this.

                    …would be converted to..:

                    Em dashes don’t take spaces either side—they’re like this.

                    …but text like this..:

                    Em dashes don’t take spaces either side — they’re like this.

                    …gets turned into..:

                    Em dashes don’t take spaces either side — they’re like this.

                    This is arguably a good idea, since it will respect whatever convention – correct or not – the user decides to follow. However, it will also dramatically mangle odd situations like this:

                    -——————————————————————————
                    | I am boxed text! That’s like boxed wine, but cooler. |
                    -——————————————————————————

                    …which becomes this kind of horrorshow..:

                    ———————————————————————————-
                    | I am boxed text! That’s like boxed wine, but cooler. |
                    ———————————————————————————-

                    …and pidgin ASCII Morse code..:

                    - .— .- ……

                  • Clean up hyphens to en-dashes

                    Add support for parsing and cleaning up hyphens to en-dashes

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                    • Clean up single quotes

                      Add support for parsing and cleaning up single quotes in text

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                      • Typographic Ligatures

                        You might want to replace stylistic typographic ligatures by the letters that compound them. For instance fi would be replaced by fi, but the French ligature œ would not be replaced by oe, as it is part of words like sœur, œuf, unlike fils which doesn't need the ligature in plain text.

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                        • Support non-UTF-8 charsets

                          Support non-UTF-8 charsets such as Latin-1

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                          • Convert double hyphens to unspaced em dashes

                            Typists were taught to use two hyphens for an em dash, and a spaced hyphen for an en dash. A spaced em dash, as in your sample page, is a mistake. If there are spaces either side, whether one hyphen or two, make it en; unspaced double hyphens convert to em please.

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                            • Alternative Sentence Case

                              Have an option to uppercase the first word of every line without touching already-present capitalizations.

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                              • Capitalize standalone "i" 's

                                Capitalize standalone "i" 's and "i'm" and "i'll" automatically

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                                • quote marks are bad

                                  unfortunately the code places quote marks instead of the proper " marks in the code which breaks it.

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