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  • When it smartquotes a quote for you that you want to be dumbed back down, hit Ctrl-Z. It undo's the magic. (undoes?)

    This also works when it turns configure --prefix into configure (onebiglongdash) prefix. As soon as it tries to be helpful, Ctrl-Z tells it to back the fuck off.


    • by pne (661) on 2002.02.28 4:20 (#5220) Homepage Journal
      You should tell that to magazine editors... especially PC Professionell (Germany's version of ZD^H^HVNU's PC Magazine) are guilty of this. Both the "smart quote" thing (which is even uglier in German since it implies that C can handle ,,German`` type quotes where the opening quotes are on the baseline) and the "two hypens make an em dash" thing. Stupid stupid stupid incompetent.

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      Aettot ibrec epesecoth, spakhea scrifeteis.