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st: Seeing Double - issues with quotation marks


From   "Craig, Benjamin M." <Benjamin.Craig@moffitt.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Seeing Double - issues with quotation marks
Date   Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:07:00 -0500

I made the error of cutting and pasting text from Microsoft into the
Do-file Editor of Stata MP 9.2 (Stata 11 should arrive any day now).
Now, whenever I type a double quotation mark, the symbol is no longer
the apl double quotation mark (HTML coding entity &quot;). Instead, it
is a common quotation mark (&rdquo). For examples, see
http://www.intuitive.com/coolweb/entities.html

The common quotation version is not recognized by Stata, and you get the
ironic error:

'"A"' found where almost anything else expected

Two simple fixes are to restart stata (which reverts to the APL) or copy
an old apl quotation mark and pasted when you need a quotation. I found
that if I simply open another editor, the new editor still uses the
common quotation marks (&rdquo).

Has anyone else had this problem and might Stata fix it in the next
release?

At least by posting this the next person will know why they are
frustrated.

Ben



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