Archived - Macintosh: How To Make "Curly" Quotation Marks

My Macintosh (using New York font) makes quotation marks angled only one way. How can I produce the opposing quotation mark?
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Here's how to produce "curly" quotes from the Macintosh keyboard:
For this
character
Press
these keys
"
Option-[
'
Option-]
"
Option-Shift-[
'
Option-Shift-]

Some word-processing applications (MacWrite is one) can be set to automatically produce the appropriate "curly" quotes when you type ' or ".

Here's how to use the Key Caps desk accessory to see what characters are available to you:

1) Once you select Key Caps from the Apple menu, you see a display of all characters available in the current font -- actually, all those you can produce without using the Shift, Command, or Option key.

2) To see what characters you can make with various combinations of the Shift, Control, and Option keys, just press those keys on the keyboard.

3) To change to another font, select it from the Key Caps menu.
Last Modified: Feb 18, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 18, 2012
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