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25 Sep 2021 14:23:25 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Quotation Marks Problem with POVRay3_7_Unofficial on Mac Mavericks  
From: Nathan
Date: 27 May 2014 10:25:01
Message: <web.5384a00b3fdee6c1be97ff00@news.povray.org>
I have the same problem.  The solution is simple but annoying:  Right-click the
editor, choose Substitutions, and uncheck Smart Quotes.  The annoying thing is
that you must do it every single time you open a file; the setting does not
stick across launches of the app, or even from one window to the next.

This should be the default for all editor windows, and would fix the problem for
everyone.  It's got to be a simple fix of just flipping a boolean flag on the
standard editor widget in Xcode, I suspect.  Thanks for paying attention to it!

Nathan


yvo### [at] cancel_This_gmxnet (Yvo Smellenbergh) wrote:
> Can you e-mail me a screenshot after you typed:
> #include "colors.inc"
> And one after you saved and reopen the file in POV-Ray?
> And please send me the scene file also.
>
> POV-Ray unofficial uses the standard text input, I really have no idea
> right now what is going on.
> When I select US keyboard on my Mac Pro I have to press shift and a key
> near the return key to type a "-character. Totally different key
> compared to my Belgian keyboard but it works like expected.
>
> Yvo
>
>
> "David" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
>
> > > Can you please tell me what you have selected in "Input Sources" on the
> > > system Keyboard sytem preferences panel?
> >
> > Answer: U.S.
> >
> > Which stands for United States. Macbook Pro, Mavericks.
> >
> >
> > > I don't see why you get '"' and then 'â•°' if you use the same key.
> > > And it only happens after saving the file?
> >
> > I open a New file from the File menu in the POVRary3_7_Unofficial software. I
> > then enter:
> >
> > #include "colors.inc‰
> >
> > using the double quote key just  nest to the Resturn key on my Macbook Pro
> > keyboard.
> >
> > Then I save the file as demo.pov.
> >
> > Then I render, and I get this error:
> >
> > "/Users/davidarnold/Documents/temp/demo.pov"
> >  line 1
> > Parse Error: Illegal character in input file, value is d2.
> >
> > If I open a new file and save it as demo.pov, then enter the code
> >
> > #include "colors.inc‰
> >
> > I get the same error.
> >
> > D.
> >
> >
> > yvo### [at] cancel_This_gmxnet (Yvo Smellenbergh) wrote:
> > > "David" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> > >
> > > Can you please tell me what you have selected in "Input Sources" on the
> > > system Keyboard sytem preferences panel?
> > >
> > > I don't see why you get '"' and then 'â•°' if you use the same key.
> > > And it only happens after saving the file?
> > > Nobody ever reported this...
> > >
> > > Yvo
> > >
> > > > I've installed povray3_7_unofficial on my Mavericks mac laptop. When I
> > > > open a new file and try to use the double quotes key on my keyboard, I
> > > > get:
> > > >
> > > > include "color.incâ•° include "stones.incâ•° After saving the file as
> > > > demo.pos, when I try to render the file, I get this error message.
> > > >
> > > > "/Users/davidarnold/Documents/temp/demo.pov" line 1 Parse Error: Illegal
> > > > character in input file, value is d2.
> > > >
> > > > Now if I create this code in BBEdit, save the file as demo.pov, then open
> > > > it in POVRay3_7_Unofficial, it looks like this:
> > > >
> > > > include "colors.inc" include "stones.inc" And it renders just fine.
> > > >
> > > > Why isn't the quotation key on my Mavericks Mac keyboard giving me the
> > > > correct quotation symbol in POVRay3_7_Unofficial? I also tried using
> > > > Courier and Helvetica, to no avail or difference.
> > > >
> > > > David.
> > >
> > >
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> > > http://users.skynet.be/smellenbergh E-mail: yvo(DOT)s(AT)gmx.net
>
>
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> -----------------------------------
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