Just for clarification, and maybe it's being picky, but Rik is using the correct terminology--single quotes are theoretically different from apostrophes, though I admit that they look exactly alike, whether on the keyboard or handwritten or typed on the old typewriters. I guess the difference is function rather than form. smile A fun book to read that is in the collection is Eat, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynn Truss. It explains a lot of the differences in British and U.S. punctuation usage and the importance of punctuation and the history in general. Cindy --- On Fri, 8/15/08, Rick Roderick <rickrod@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Rick Roderick <rickrod@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] British quotes > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 5:42 PM > Hello everyone, > > I am validating a book written by an American seminary > professor but > originally pubished in England. > > The American edition has preserved the British quotes, > mostly single. When > I started validating, I didn't realize this and > didn't know the difference. > > After changing the quotes to American style, do I keep > going the way I am, > release the book and download it again, preserving the > quotes the way the > were. > > What I don't want to do is have half one-way and half > the other. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the word > 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.