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Clean up single quotes

Add support for parsing and cleaning up single quotes in text

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    AdminMekki MacAulay (Admin, cleantext) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • AdminBen Zanin (Admin, cleantext) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Indeed! It's easy enough to do the simple thing when the apostrophe is prefixed by whitespace, but one must also consider the cases when the character is being abused to act in stead of an opening single quote, or when it's being used in place of the prime character (U+2032) used either to denote a mathematical value or a measurement in Imperial feet.

        I'm not sure about the best way to handle this yet. Input, especially in the form of votes and of advice from professional typesetters, is hugely welcome here.

      • Mike Dickison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The trick would be correctly cleaning up initial apostrophes, like ’70s, fish ’n’ chips, etc.

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