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  • Resolved davemacd


    I am using the Markdown block from Jetpack in my posts, and I am not getting smart quotes (a.k.a. “curly quotes” or “typographical quotes”) when my Markdown is rendered. I would expect this to be taken care of by the Markdown processor, no? Is there a setting for this somewhere?

    In the page linked above, everything after the blockquote is in a Markdown block, and the quotation marks around “originality” are straight, rather than curly.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author kbrownkd


    Hi there!

    Thanks for contacting us about this issue. I believe this is a bug that we’ll need to investigate. I’ve opened a bug report, and you can follow our progress here here.

    In the meantime, you should be able to use HTML entities ( “, ”) or Unicode values ( , ) to properly display smart double quotes.

    Please let us know if you have any questions!

    Thread Starter davemacd


    Thanks! I’ll follow that GH issue. I know I can type curly quotes directly, but that somewhat defeats the purpose of writing in Markdown.

    I’ll be patient on the issue for now, or do the Markdown conversion in another way and plop it into a paragraph block.

    Plugin Contributor Jen H.


    Hey @davemacd, that sounds good. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    I’m going to mark this thread as resolved now, but feel free to reach back out if you still need us. You can simply mark the Status as “not resolved” in the right sidebar.


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