Turn Regular quotes ("") into curly quotes (??)

smartypants | php -r "echo mb_decode_numericentity(file_get_contents('php://stdin'),array(0x0000,0xFFFF,0x0000,0xFFFF),'UTF-8');"
Turns regular quotes into curly quotes, also converts hyphens to dashes using a heuristic and outputs the result as UTF-8, suitable to copy/paste into wordprocessor. requires: http://daringfireball.net/projects/smartypants/ (which does most of the work) (I renamed smartypants.pl to smartypants before adding it to my $PATH) Also requrires PHP with the multibyte module installed (its installed by default with PHP, but the sysadmin on one server I use disabled it... presumadly to increase performance or something).

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By: infinull
2009-08-14 04:02:38

What Others Think

php for commandline scripting? *cries*
linuxrawkstar · 475 weeks and 1 day ago
for you linuxrawkstar, in PERL smartypants | perl -e 'use XML::Entities; binmode(STDOUT,":utf8"); print XML::Entities::decode("all",<>);' This requires XML::Entities from CPAN http://search.cpan.org/~sixtease/XML-Entities-0.0307/lib/XML/Entities.pm
infinull · 467 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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