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Make sure they’re curly and point downward

Micro module to help eliminate one of the bad typewriter habits.


npm install --save typographic-apostrophes


Use typographic apostrophes in con­trac­tions and for pos­ses­sive case. This module don't cover posessive plurals, because it’s impossible to distinguish it from single closing quote.

That's why I created typographic-apostrophes-for-possessive-plurals, but it can be used safely only if there are zero closing quotes in the input; this can be achieved by typographic-quotes. That’s why for ideal result you should use all three modules in the chain: apostrophes → quotes → apostrophes-for-possessive-plurals (order is important).

var apostrophes = require('typographic-apostrophes');
apostrophes(`I'm looking forward`);        // I’m looking forward 
apostrophes(`Don't do it!`);               // Don’t do it! 
apostrophes(`as in the eagle's feathers`); // as in the eagle’s feathers 
apostrophes(`in one month's time`);        // in one month’s time 
apostrophes(`'60s and '80s`);              // ’60s and ’80s 
apostrophes(`rock'n'roll`);                // rock’n’roll 
apostrophes(`rock 'n' roll`);              // rock ’n’ roll 

Real world examples

Check complex usage with real world examples in typography playground.


MIT © Vladimir Starkov