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Old 10-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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Smarten punctuation only?

Hi folks!

I've been using Sigil to code my first epub, and as I get closer to completing it I thought a nice typographical "tweak" would be to get all my apostrophes and quotation marks converted to "smart" (or "curly") ones. I searched around to see if there was an easy way to do this, and discovered that Calibre has it built right in! Yippee!

So I ran my epub through it (making sure to back it up first), but Calibre invariably changes all my code all over the place and makes a total mess of things.

I'm utterly unfamiliar with Calibre, but is there a way that I could use the "smarten punctuation" feature ONLY, and leave absolutely everything else alone, and not mess with my HTML or CSS or anything else?
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The Modify Epub plugin will allow you to smarten the punctuation without doing a wholesale conversion, as will the "Polish books" feature of calibre (may need to add it to an existing toolbar/menu in preferences).
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The Modify Epub plugin will allow you to smarten the punctuation without doing a wholesale conversion, as will the "Polish books" feature of calibre (may need to add it to an existing toolbar/menu in preferences).
Awesome! Took me a while to find figure out where/how to add that "Polish Books" button to the toolbar, but that seems to have done the trick! At least, it's "polished" now, and as far as I can tell the HTML, etc. is all okay (Sigil did a "fix" on the files when I re-opened the revised epub), and now I just need to check it all over visually to confirm for sure it's all okay -- but so far so good!

Thanks so much!
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Not a problem. Glad to help!
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