[bksvol-discuss] Re: double quotes appearing as single quotes

Scott,

Is this a book written by an English as opposed to an
American author? The English do it that way. They
also, I've seen in books I've validated, omit the
period we put after titles like Mr., and put
punctuation marks outside quotation marks instead of
inside, as we do. Some of that may depend on when the
book was published, but I'm not sure.

To find out more about the differences, as well as an
interesting take on grammar and punctuation, I
recommend Eats Shoots and Leaves, which is in the
collection. It's an amusing book.

Which reminds me, spelling differs, too, z being used
in words like amusing instead of s.

When I validate a book like that, I don't change
anything but I do put in the long synopsis that the
book used English rather than American spelling and
punctuation.

Grandma Cindy


--- Scott Blanks <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello all,
> 
> I'm using Openbook to scan a novel. Where dialog
> appears in the book, 
> Openbook is identifying what should be double quotes
> at the beginning and 
> end of spoken passages as single quotes. I'm
> concerned that all of these 
> single quotes will have to be converted to the
> proper quotation marks. Am I 
> correct in this assumption, and if so, is there an
> easy way to do this? Or 
> another thought ... is there a scanning setting I
> can adjust within Openbook 
> so the inaccurate marks will be seen properly?
> 
> Thanks,
> Scott
> 
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