Yes. The type of quotes remains the same throughout the book. Books published in the U.K. reverse the procedure of those in the U.S. They use single quotes before and after sentences and double quotes for quotes within sentences. They also, is seems, omit periods after titles, e.g., Mrs instead of Mrs. How, if one can't see the quotation marks, one can tell if they're smart or straight I have no idea. Does the program that says punctuation distinguish or just say quote? G.Cindy > Is there any way by scanning the first few pages of a book > to discover if it > has regular or smart quotes? > > 1. How would we do that > 2. Would the type of quotes used in a book remain stable, > or fluctuate for > some whim or another? > > I'm thinking if doing the test for smart quotes can be > done at the beginning > of a scan, sort of like pre scan prepping, then we could > just go ahead and > do it and get it out of our hair....or scan as the case may > be. > > Nancy > > girlyscream@xxxxxxxxxxx > > 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.