Talk:E1M7: Mars Technology Labs (The Classic Episode, Part 2)



Sorry, the right apostrophe is not the straight one but the curved one. If you don’t want to do this by hand, a robot can do it. Ducon (talk) 06:40, 31 May 2017 (CDT)

Straight apostrophes should always be used for compatibility with crappy/misconfigured devices.  There is a benefit to correctness, in general, but here it is so small that portability should override it.    Ryan W (usually gone) 17:11, 31 May 2017 (CDT)
So, use ’ if you prefer. Is there still people now with such old systems? Ducon (talk) 13:38, 1 June 2017 (CDT)
My conventionsBot does check for some two dozen non-ASCII characters but doesn't edit them. I haven't gone in to edit map pages just for quotes, but I have used the various bot scripts since last Fall to check roughly 1600 map pages in about 80 existing series for all sorts of inconsistencies and conventions, and edited those manually. When encountering non-ASCII single and double quotes – which was pretty uncommon to begin with – those were reverted to ASCII counterparts along with the other changes. I'm not going to undo that, bot-wise or otherwise. I also don't agree that Word-quotes are "right" quotes, I find them annoying most of the time, but that's just my personal preference.
The straightforward way out of this conundrum is to stick to wiki policy (that last word got truncated off my change note the other day) and avoid contractions altogether. --Xymph (talk) 14:09, 1 June 2017 (CDT)
Simply due to the onerous nature of having to type HTML entities everywhere, we certainly will not be standardizing on anything other than the normal ASCII quotation marks. These are used on all wikis and in virtually all Internet type so it's not as if we're the odd ones out in this respect. --Quasar (talk) 13:41, 7 June 2017 (CDT)