Different varieties of smart quote configurations should be allowed for each language. Currently, LibreOffice only allows one custom smart quote configuration to be set, and it is used across all languages. While using the defaults will change them across all languages, if a custom configuration is desired for only one language, it has to be done manually while typing.
For example, the default quote configuration of Esperanto in LibreOffice is normal straight quotes, "like this". Esperanto does not have any prescribed quotation mark (or citsignoj in the language), so several styles are used. I personally learned the German style, „like this‟. Other people use English style “curly quotes”, and still others use French «guillemets» (sometimes »reversed«). When typing Esperanto, I wish to have smart quotes automatically change the quotes to my preferred style. On the other hand, I type English just as much, and I can't change the smart quote settings, or it will also change the English style.
Cedric, sounds like a sensible improvement - does that fit into your recent autocorrection work?
Well, this autocorrection thing may even be an easy hack I think. The problem would be the UI to select the correct quotes...
Almost all the autocorrection is happening here:
actually an easy hack
Are there any updates on the status of this?
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An EasyHack should have been checked by developers and thus is confirmed regardless of age. Moving back to NEW from NEEDINFO again. Sorry for the hassle.
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There is a separate quote style for each language.
(This was incorrectly resolved, reopening)
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*** Bug 70443 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
If you have the replacement activated and correctly attribute your text with different languages then the ASCII quotes entered are replaced with the language/locale dependent typographic quotes.
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(In reply to Eike Rathke from comment #13)
> If you have the replacement activated and correctly attribute your text with
> different languages then the ASCII quotes entered are replaced with the
> language/locale dependent typographic quotes.
Not for me, they aren't...