Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Cain and Thompson Question

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 18 Aug 2009

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    Way back in the hard copy days, I did a lot of work for a publisher of American editions of British books. I "corrected" the punctuation, took the "u" out of colour, switched a "z" for the "s" in characterisation, and fixed car bonnets and high-rise lifts. Joy

    ejmd wrote:
    > > They often reset the quotations marks, as the British are "backwards'
    > of ours. LOL
    > >
    > > I have several that way. Drives me nuts.
    > I'm sure someone on here will have the definitive answer (there must be
    > a publisher or two), but I think that changes to the inverted commas are
    > less likely to be a deliberate choice than a consequence of using a
    > particular font or character set, or perhaps a language setting in the
    > markup.

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