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Old 05-04-2015, 01:06 AM   #1
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Curly vs Straight Quotes in Metadata

In my library's metadata, I've noticed that some book titles and author names use curly quotes, while others use straight quotes. This makes searching a big pain in the you-know-what. I can usually get around it by searching for "Brien" instead of "O'Brien" or "O’Brien" but ideally what I'd like is some way of resetting all the straight quotes to curly (or vice versa--I haven't decided which I prefer). I looked at the Quality Check plugin, but it doesn't appear to address this problem. It seems a daunting task to search for all the quotes in all the metadata fields (using either the bulk metadata editor or some kind of regex), change the quotes to a consistent format, then use Modify ePub to force the metadata to be rewritten. Am I missing a relatively easy fix here? Any and all suggestions are welcome.
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Bulk Metadata Search and Replace it is, I'm afraid.
Afterwards, Embed Metadata is your friend. (like Modify but only affects metadata, also operates on all supported formats, and doesn't ever leave backups, because it doesn't need to.)
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I was afraid of that. Looks like I have some work to do. Thanks for the quick answer.
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