"words" within quotations, smart quotes v double quotes

Mark Swindell mdswindell at cruzio.com
Sat Jul 14 23:12:49 CDT 2007


Thanks for the responses.  What I'm trying to accomplish is to strip  
the quotes out of random text imported to a field, act on the  
remaining text word by word, char by char, and then replace the  
quotes when I'm done.  The problem arises in that when double quotes  
are present in the text everything within them is reduced to a single  
"word" for Rev.  "What are you doing?" becomes a single word with 19  
chars rather than four words of different lengths.

At any rate, I used a different strategy and changed out the quotes  
for something obscure, and it works fine.  But what is the ascii for  
smart quotes?

Thanks,
Mark

On Jul 14, 2007, at 5:20 PM, Mark Smith wrote:

> May not be practical for the context you're in, but
>
> put quote & "How are you" & quote into tStr
> put word 2 of (char 2 to -2 of tStr) -- brackets necessary
>
> seems to get the right thing.
>
> Best,
> Mark
>
>
> On 14 Jul 2007, at 23:58, 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?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
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