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SmartyPants is a free web publishing plug-in for Movable Type, Blosxom, and BBEdit that easily translates 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 “---â€) into en- and em-dash entities
  • Three consecutive dots (“...â€) into an ellipsis entity


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BSD 3ClauseKelly Hopkins4 May 2009

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 May 2009.


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