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Re: How to turn off curly quotes in Mathematica 8?

These options didn't make it into the System` context, so the FE is getting
confused about them.  Which is easy to work around:

Cell["", "Text", System`AutoQuoteCharacters -> {},
  System`PasteAutoQuoteCharacters -> {}] // CellPrint

But even easier might be the checkboxes in the Preferences dialog under the
Interface tab to "Enable smart quotes" for editing and pasting.  This affects
the behavior globally.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:06:56 -0500 (EST), Carlos C=C3=A9sar de Ara=C3=BAjo wrote:
> In V8 we now get curly quotes by default in text cells. In previous
> versions I used to insert curly quotes trough the keyboard (modifying the
> file).
> There are two new Cell options that seem related to the automatic curly
> quotes in V8:
> Options[Cell, AutoQuoteCharacters]
> Options[Cell, PasteAutoQuoteCharacters]
> However, the following does not disable the curly quotes:
> Cell["", "Text", AutoQuoteCharacters -> {},
> PasteAutoQuoteCharacters -> {}] // CellPrint
> Cell["", "Text", AutoQuoteCharacters -> {"\"" -> {"\"", "\""}},
> PasteAutoQuoteCharacters -> {"\"" -> {"\"", "\""}}] // CellPrint
> I could not find any cell style related to the new default.
> As a consequence, it is difficult (but not impossible) to write inline
> Input cells with straight quotes in text cells.

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