"words" within quotations, smart quotes v double quotes

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Jul 14 21:56:14 EDT 2007


Mark Swindell wrote:
> "How are you?" is considered a single word by Rev.
> 
> How are you?  is considered three words by Rev.
> 
> Working with text dialog, how would one get Rev to respond to _"How_ as 
> the first of three words, _are_ as the second, and _you?"_ as the 
> third?  I'm thinking I want to change the double quotes for "smart 
> quotes" or curved quotes before acting on the text, but how is that 
> handled by Rev?

Replacing the quotes with single or curly quotes will count as a 
character and you'll get unusual results (word 1 will be 'How). 
Replacing the straight quotes with empty will give you the actual text 
string. Or if you want to get fancy:

   put quote & "how are you" & quote into tStr
   put word 2 of the value of word 1 of tStr -- "are"


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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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