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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 39 Comments, 4712 TrackBacks

March 29, 2003

Web browsers and typography

It seems to me the Gecko engine of Phoenix is performing better than Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

Posted by Jean-Philippe on March 29, 2003 37 Comments, 0 TrackBacks

A bit of french (and english) typography

Maybe some of you know that I am fond of typography. Books are an easy place to apply all these rules, but the web is our enemy. I have found quite a few links (mostly french, but one in english) explaining how to continue to be typo-compatible with (X)HTML.

Here are the results of my wandering with Google :

Besides I must say the Openweb Group website is marvellous for all webmasters interested in complying to web standards, although it was born on the 20th of march.

Posted by Jean-Philippe on March 29, 2003 28 Comments, 0 TrackBacks

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