Then I have a question. The British do not actually use apostrophes for quotation marks. They use single quotation marks and then they do not always use those. In American usage double quotation marks are used for the upper level quotation. The opening double quotation marks are upside down in relation to the closing quotation marks. That is what I understand smart quotes to be. If there is a quotation within a quotation then single quotation marks are used and, again, the opening single quotation mark is upside down relative to the closing single quotation mark. If there is a quotation within that inner quotation then the double quotation marks are reverted to and so forth alternating. In British usage it is exactly the opposite. While single quotation marks with the opening quotation mark being upside down in relationship to the closing quotation mark are used for the upper level quotation the double quotation mark is used for an inner quotation and they alternate too. In all cases the closing quotation mark, whether it is double or single, has the opposite orientation to the opening quotation mark. If that orientation difference is what is meant by smart quotes then do the single quotation marks, whether they are British or American in style, need to be changed to resemble apostrophes whether they are single or double?
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Hi Ann,What need to be changed are smart quotes, not the apostrophes which are usedin British publishing. Apostrophes used where we in America would usequotes should be left alone. Smart quotes which come from some OCR programsneed to be changed to standard quotes. Hope that helps. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 1:02 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: single quotes Hi all, Can we have some clarification on the issue of quotes? I understood that they needed to be changed to regular quotes because they didn't come out right in Braille. Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info Skype: Putertutor "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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list ofavailable commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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