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April 03, 2003

Typography with MT

The plugin SmartyPants is a typographic plugin for Movable Type which can translate some plain ASCII punctuation characters into “smart” typographic punctuation HTML entities:

SmartyPants can perform the following transformations:
  • Straight quotes (" and ' ) into “curly” quote HTML entities
  • Backticks-style quotes (``like this'') into “curly” quote HTML entities
  • Dashes (“--” and “---”) into en- and em-dash entities
  • Three consecutive dots (“...”) into an ellipsis entity

This plugin can be used in combination with MT-Textile plugin (Textile is Dean Allen’s “humane web text generator”).

Maybe I will find time to port those plugins to french typography in order to use them on this weblog.

Posted by Jean-Philippe on April 03, 2003 at 07:30 PM 39 Comments, 4712 TrackBacks

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