I have successfuly edited the textile.php file so that quote marks are replaced with <q> and </q> tags, allowing the standard CSS definition for <q> in the style sheet to define the quote characters.
But I'm having trouble parsing numbers to format them as a typesetter would, namely in a different font and with a tiny space character between each grouping of 3 characters except when the number is a 4-digit year. That's a mouthfull. I've been doing the formating by hand so far, defining my own style tag of <number> to change the font, but then I have to insert a space or tiny space character inbetween each group of 3 numbers. Also, most font sets don't have a character defined for the tiny space so they fake it, like Google who puts a <font size=-1> </font> to create a tiny space.
Has anyone else tried to do this? Has anyone succeeded?