But quotes within quotes in British books use the double quotes--just the reverse of what we do. Fortunately, quotations within dialogue doesn't occur too often. When I validate a book with British spelling, punctuation and grammar, which is also different in some cases, I usually note in the long synopsis that it's British, I suppose partly because I don't want the reader to think submitter and validator were careless, but also because the reader might be confused at the beginning. One difference I've noticed is that the British, at least in some of the older books, don't put periods after titles like Dr. and Mr. Cindy --- Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I should have added that the smart quotes and > straight quotes are not the > same as the apostrophes in British books. Those are > single quotes, but they > also have an opening and closing version. K1000 > doesn't differentiate > between them the way OpenBook does, so it shouldn't > be a problem for > scanning any books. There is a tip at the same link > as the one I posted > about opening and closing single quotes. But as I > said, K1000 doesn't seem > to use - or confuse - the so-called "smart" versions > the way OpenBook does. > > Evan > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jill O'Connell" <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 7:18 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: let's hear it for the > deaf man > > > > Will you please tell me the difference between a > smart quote and a > > straight quote. I'm using Kurzweil and I do have a > braille display. When > > I'm scanning a book as those from the UK, they > often use apostrophes > > instead of quotes and I don't change those. Thank > you. > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 6:12 PM > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: let's hear it for > the deaf man > > > > > >> Hi all, > >> > >> Grandma, I'm not sure what happens to the things, > but somehow, in this > >> particular book, all the quotation marks became > capital O's with accents > >> on them, umlaots (sp) I think. Whatever it was, > it made the book > >> totally unreadable because every time there was a > person speaking or > >> there was a word with an apostrophe, you got this > capital umlot O. I > >> think it was something in the translation from > whatever software it was > >> scanned in. I believe that the quotes were > smart, at least that's what I > >> think happened. You could try downloading the > book and seeing what I > >> mean. I think the problem showed up in the DAISY > copy as well as the BRF > >> one. I'm not sure how else to describe what > happened. It was, err, um, > >> well, it was interesting, in the Chinese sense of > the word. "May you live > >> in interesting times." > >> > >> <smiling> > >> Ann P. > >> > >> -- > >> Ann K. Parsons > >> Portal Tutoring > >> NEW EMAIL ADDRESS EFFECTIVE NOW: AKP@xxxxxxxxxxx > >> OLD EMAIL, EFFECTIVE TILL 09/30/07: > akp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> http://www.portaltutoring.info > >> "All that is gold does not glitter, > >> Not all those who wander are lost." > >> > >> Email services provided by the System Access > Mobile Network. Visit > >> www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility > anywhere. > >> 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. > >> > >> > >> > >> -- > >> No virus found in this incoming message. > >> Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.484 / Virus > Database: 269.12.10/977 - > >> Release Date: 8/28/2007 4:29 PM > >> > >> > > > > 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. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Take the Internet to Go: Yahoo!Go puts the Internet in your pocket: mail, news, photos & more. http://mobile.yahoo.com/go?refer=1GNXIC 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.