# [NTG-context] semi-smart quotes in verbatim text?

cormullion at mac.com cormullion at mac.com
Wed Jan 3 18:38:13 CET 2007

This is puzzling me. If i type this in a text editor:

\starttext
These are 'quotes'.
\starttyping
let a = 'quoted string'
\stoptyping
\stoptext

I'm using dumb quotes (hex 27). ConText renders this as this:

These are ’quotes’.
let a = ’quoted string’

ie the quotes have been educated - although only half-educated, since
the opening one should be an opening one, if you see what I mean. But
I really don't want characters in the verbatim (typing) section to
change...because when you copy them from the PDF into an editor, the
code listings don't work!

There must be some kind of switch somewhere that stops ConteXt
changing them?

thanks for any help