HN Mining or: How I Learned that there are some among us with soft quotes

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  • hn_mining

    Shadow Man is the BOSS Coffee in Prince Of Persia

  • character-picker

    Quick and convenient character picker for Windows

    On Linux I use Fcitx and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+U to open the Unicode character picker. On Windows I use my fork of a character picker I found a while ago: https://github.com/flobosg/character-picker

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  • keenwrite

    Free, open-source, cross-platform desktop Markdown text editor with live preview, string interpolation, and math.

    KeenWrite[0] is my free, open-source plain text Markdown editor that exports to XHTML. That XHTML is passed into ConTeXt (typesetting software) to produce beautifully typeset PDFs. On the way from Markdown to XHTML, KeenWrite passes the XHTML through KeenQuotes[1], my straight quote curling library, to encode quotation marks as HTML entities. This means ' becomes lsquo, rsquo, or apos, depending on the context (pun intended, sorry).

    Those HTML entities are then curled correctly when any theme[2] is applied.

    What bytes not having a separate glyph for a curled apostrophe because it makes detection of British (or nested) quotations a difficult chore for natural language processors. To get a curled apostrophe, word processors inject the semantically incorrect right-curled single quote, which ought to be reserved for a closing quotation mark exclusively.

    There are a few fonts that do curl the apostrophe, though, such as GFS Didot[3].

    [0]: https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite

    [1]: https://whitemagicsoftware.com/keenquotes/

    [2]: https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite-themes/blob/main/xht...

    [3]: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/GFS+Didot

  • keenwrite-themes

    Document typesetting configurations using ConTeXt

    KeenWrite[0] is my free, open-source plain text Markdown editor that exports to XHTML. That XHTML is passed into ConTeXt (typesetting software) to produce beautifully typeset PDFs. On the way from Markdown to XHTML, KeenWrite passes the XHTML through KeenQuotes[1], my straight quote curling library, to encode quotation marks as HTML entities. This means ' becomes lsquo, rsquo, or apos, depending on the context (pun intended, sorry).

    Those HTML entities are then curled correctly when any theme[2] is applied.

    What bytes not having a separate glyph for a curled apostrophe because it makes detection of British (or nested) quotations a difficult chore for natural language processors. To get a curled apostrophe, word processors inject the semantically incorrect right-curled single quote, which ought to be reserved for a closing quotation mark exclusively.

    There are a few fonts that do curl the apostrophe, though, such as GFS Didot[3].

    [0]: https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite

    [1]: https://whitemagicsoftware.com/keenquotes/

    [2]: https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite-themes/blob/main/xht...

    [3]: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/GFS+Didot

  • library

    xk media library (by chapmanjacobd)

    If you wonder where the shell commands "library" and "lb" come from, see https://github.com/chapmanjacobd/library

    And specifically, "nouns" here are defined by this regex: https://github.com/chapmanjacobd/library/blob/main/scripts/m...

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