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Old 09-04-2009, 08:25 AM   #4
Valloric
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Originally Posted by ghostyjack View Post
Em dashes - Would be nice to have an option to insert an em dash into the file in WYSIWYG as this is used in numerous books of mine and there doesn't seem an easy option to include it in Sigil other than entering the — code for it directly in the code view.

Smart quotes - It would also be nice to be able to add smart quotes instead of normal quote marks in WYSIWYG (both single and double).
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Originally Posted by Jellby View Post
You can always use the character map tool of your OS.
Jellby put it nicely. Sigil supports Unicode, so just copy/paste the character from your OS's character map. Adding a character map to Sigil would be redundant.

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Originally Posted by ghostyjack View Post
Replace all normal quotes with smart quotes - If you are going to replace all the normal quote marks (both single and double) with smart qoutes, then an option to replace all at once would be a huge benefit from having to examine every sentence.
You would be surprised how difficult it is to automate this correctly. For instance, quotes are not always balanced: sometimes when a character's speech spans multiple paragraphs, they all start with a quote, but only the last one ends with it. There are other exceptions too.

Some time ago a few experienced book producers told me this usually needs to be done manually.
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