Intelligent Quotes

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Jonne Haven
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Intelligent Quotes

Post by Jonne Haven »

Hey FontCreator Team family,

I have a question to do with quotes...particularly using alternates contextually. Right now when I type a number surrounded by single quotes I have used CALT features to angle the beginning and ending quotes according to their position around the number. Like So:
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I'd like to be able to change that first quote into the last quote when it proceeds a number that is comprised of two digits other words for abbreviated years like:
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Am I making it clear? I don't know, but I'm ultimately wondering if FontCreator can differentiate between a two digit number and any other number and change the quote type accordingly.

Thanks for your time!

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Re: Intelligent Quotes

Post by MikeW »

I think this type of substitution should be handled at the user and/or application level. I.e., not by using OT features.

However, calt might work. But I have a feeling the combination of calt being on by default + many/most applications having smart quotes enabled by default would prevent consistent working, or work at all.
Erwin Denissen
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Re: Intelligent Quotes

Post by Erwin Denissen »

I agree with Mike, you should not try to actually change the character. Substitutions should only be used to change the shape of characters.
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