[bksvol-discuss] Re: single quotes

  • From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:15:48 -0400

Well, I personally don't think they should be changed. That's what's printed in 
the book, so that's how they should be left. Aside from my personal feelings, I 
would bet that changing them would go against Bookshare's policy of keeping the 
integrity of the print original as much as possible.


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'A seed.'
'A ... seed?'
'An acorn that is unafraid to destroy itself in growing into a tree'
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bob W 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:15 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] single quotes

  I have a book that uses apostrophes instead of quotes. (I think it's a 
British thing.). Anyway, I personally hate them.

  My personal feelings aside, is there another good reason to change them? If 
so, how do I do it without destroying contractions like couldn't, shouldn't and 
wouldn't (kind of the opposite of coulda choulda woulda, (never mind)). 

  Anyway, any ideas appreciated.

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