Tinderbox uses underlying Apple frameworks to automatically substitute typographic ('curly') curly single or double quotes instead of straight ones where they are found in $Text. Note: for historical and practical reasons this feature is not used in aTbRef.
Thus if a quoted word 'funny' is types with straight quotes, the 'smart' mechanism will change it to ‘funny’. Similarly "funny" becomes “funny”.
This feature can be controlled at Document Level or an note level. Use either of these methods (both are interconnected):
- Document. See Document Settings, Text tab, Smart quotes. Toggling this both set Smart Quotes for the whole document and the default value of $SmartQuotes.
- Note. Either change $SmartQuotes for the note or use the Substitutions meme either via he Edit menu or the text area's right-click menu.
From v6.3.0, Smart Dashes are also controlled via $SmartQuotes. This makes it easier for those with more precise quote/dash control to disable these smart features which are on by default