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Replace MS Word Smart Quotes With Straight Quotes

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Replace MS Word Smart Quotes With Straight Quotes

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MS Word's smart quotes cause all kinds of problems when pasted into web applications as they're none standard characters. In Ruby, the following works, replacing them with ' and " , which can then be turned into the proper entities with textile etc.

string.gsub! "\342\200\230", "'"
string.gsub! "\342\200\231", "'"
string.gsub! "\342\200\234", '"'
string.gsub! "\342\200\235", '"'

Perhaps someone can implement this in a nicer way. 

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