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Turn on smart/curly quotes?

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Our team is currently on 6.3 and we're looking for a way to turn on "smart" or "curly" quotes for text either in the rich text editor or in a basic text input field.

Is there a setting to turn or plug-in that can be used to help us with this? We don't want to have to do a global find and replace because we may need the straight quotes in some instances.

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Level 10

I am not aware of any setting that will let you change your quotes from standard quotes to smart quotes. You may have to do a global find and replace.

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Level 2

Thanks for the reply. That's unfortunate. Is there any settings that at least will convert them as you type?

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Employee

Can't we enable the source editor in RTE and use the codes for the curly quotes like in (1) to complete the task ?

(1) : Curling Quotes in HTML, XML, and SGML

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Level 2

That's definitely possible but not ideal. It would be very tedious and can't expect authors to know how (or care) to use the codes.

I did find this Gist for TinyMCE that might work:

https://gist.github.com/makenosound/b953ec5bb28e0d4c45d6

And also a few links on the topic at this forum:

https://processwire.com/talk/topic/5400-tinymce-converting-html-entities-to-characters/

Other platforms use Smartypants or Typogrify, so surprised Adobe wouldn't have a solution since they're a "creative" company.

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Employee

Another approach I think could work is make a custom RTE plugin which embeds html code for authors ease and they can press that plugin whenever they are authoring and want curly quotes

Sent from my iPhone

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Level 2

That could certainly work but only if they click that button.

To take it a step farther, could the plugin automatically convert quotes as you type? Using regex, convert any quote/apostrophe that's next to a letter to curly, but if it's next to a number then leave it as straight.

With a little more searching, I did find a section in the Tinymce documentation about entity encoding which may be a possible solution:

https://www.tiny.cloud/docs/configure/content-filtering/#encoding

https://www.tiny.cloud/docs/configure/content-filtering/#entities https://www.tiny.cloud/docs/configure/content-filtering/#entity_encoding

https://www.tiny.cloud/docs/configure/content-filtering/#entity_encoding

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Level 7

Hi,

You can add the curly quote symbols/characters in your RTE by adding them under "misctools" of your RTE. Add the nodes under misctools as shown below:

<misctools

   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"

   features="*">

   <specialCharsConfig jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">

      <chars jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">

         <left

            jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"

            entity="&amp;#8220;"/>

         <right

            jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"

            entity="&amp;#8221;"/>

      </chars>

   </specialCharsConfig>

</misctools>

You will be able to see the curly quotes under the misctool option now in the RTE and you can add it to your content as needed.

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You can go through this guide for better understanding Configuring the Rich Text Editor .

Hope this helps!
Regards,
Techaspect Solutions