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.
> > 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
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