Friday, January 25, 2008

Curse you, Inkwell! Why won't you get quotes right!?!

InkSpatter1-25-2008

Of all of Inkwell's quirks, it's handling of quotes drives me insane. Take a look at the following examples:

"1" "12" 11 I 23"

It seems to do better with "longer" words, but then it decides to NOT do CC better". Sometimes the results appear almost random.

One of the culprits is whether the quote is curved or not. From my experimentation, I have found Inkwell definitely prefers the straight quotes as opposed to ones with a curve. However, there are certain limitations that cannot be worked around. For example, let's assume you put something in quotes and INkwell gets the left quotes wrong (which it Often doe s for me). Try selecting the quotes and just rewriting new ones. You can't. The strokes are too short. Inkwell doesn't recognize them. You are better off reaching for the keyboard, but darned if I don't catch myself trying to get the quotes right over and over again instead.

If you have a knack to getting Inkwell to give you perfect quotes, please leave it in the comments. I'm sure other Inkwell users would appreciate knowing your trick. In the meantime, my advice is to keep those quote marks as straight up and down as possible.

-Doug!as

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1 comment:

(keyofnight) said...

Well... this is difficult, but... Inkwell seems to like quotes when they're realty short! Even then it still seems random. I'll keep trying.