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Re: ascii quotes in Program cell

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  • Subject: [mg116166] Re: ascii quotes in Program cell
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 05:35:23 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 2 Feb 2011 06:07:46 -0500 (EST), Mark Fisher wrote:
> When I try to type ascii double quotes in a Program cell (default
> style sheet, Version 8, Windows) they are automatically converted into
> \[OpenCurlyDoubleQuote] etc. How can I override this behavior? I am
> flummoxed. (Also, can someone explain why this is the default behavior
> for "programs"?)
> --Mark

It was an oversight.  Thanks for pointing it out.  I just fixed it in the
development version, so future versions shouldn't have this problem.

You can fix this on your system by doing the following:

* In a new notebook, Format->Edit Stylesheet

* Paste and interpret the following cell expression at the end of the


* Click Install Stylesheet...

* Choose Default.nb as the stylesheet name and press OK.

* Quit and restart Mathematica.


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

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