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Jan
28
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
Be that as it may, this question was prompted because a friend who is a professional editor and translator and a native speaker of AmE was having trouble getting the style right for a British customer. I was after a piece of software that could do it for him.
Jan
28
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
Thanks but this is nowhere near enough. For example, consider It's the boys', I said.
Jan
28
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
I'm sorry but there most certainly are differences. The one I used in my example is one of them. I am not at all sure about double versus single, I think you're quite right and that is just a personal choice. However, whether punctuation goes inside or outside the quotes depends on which side of the pond you're on. See, for example here.
Feb
16
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
@Mitch, actually that would be great. It is what I expect to do, I would love to have something to start from though. Even a clear list showing the differences between the two styles would be great.
Feb
15
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
@mitch thank you, I know how to use sed (and gawk, and the coreutils and perl for that matter). Unfortunately quotes and commas is not all there is to it. If it were something I could codigy as a regex I would not have posted a question.