Smarten up over there
I write these posts in Byword, and they come to you via the Grav CMS. Each post has a front section that tells Grav how to deal with it. Straight quotes — " and ' — are needed there to enclose certain items. Curly (aka smart or typographical) quotes — “” ‘’ — in the front section break everything. Obviously I know how to type smart quotes, but it is extra work and luckily Byword has a switch that will ensure that all quotes are either straight or curly. The problem is, I often forget to flip that switch, so everything breaks. Pain.
After a couple of hiccoughs it worked, at least from the command line.1
That’s a faff too far though. Surely I could use Alfred to do an even more automatic job. And I could, again after some
plagiarism research and a couple of hiccoughs.
This is the first thing I’ve made in Alfred that might just possibly go beyond an intensely personal itch. So, yes, I am sharing it in the Alfred forums.
Note to self and other readers: How do I get the script to remind users that they must end multiline input with CRTL-d? ↩