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disable minor mode inside source blocks

i have org mode set up with typo minor mode and pretty entities enabled by default. but when i work on programming, these two are totally useless inside the source code blocks i insert into org ...
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How to turn typopunct minor mode on globally

I want to be able to use typopunct minor mode globally. I have tried to add (global-typopunct-mode 1) to my init file, like so ;; Typopunct mode (require 'typopunct) (typopunct-change-language '...
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Avoiding typographic "rivers" with Emacs

When reading manuals in *info* mode, I found rivers somewhat distracting. For example, the left image is what I see on the screen, whereas the right one have some rivers annotated out. (see also Tex....
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Tell a dash (-), an en-dash (–) and an emdash (—) apart

A dash (-), an en-dash (–) and an emdash (—) are different but difficult to tell apart. This causes problems e.g. when writing programs. Is there some way to tell them apart easier in emacs? Thanks.
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How do I get curly quotation marks to show in Emacs on OS X?

EDIT: My problem has been fixed or, more precisely, worked around, thanks to help in the comments below. Never figured out what exactly the issue was as it wasn't a problem with my Emacs configuration ...
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How can I automatically use curved quotes in text, but straight quotes in HTML tags?

I have a project, Tufte CSS, that I hand-write in HTML. I want to use smart quotes (aka fancy quotes or curved quotes) in the text of that document, but dumb quotes (aka straight quotes) in the HTML ...
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writing proper Czech quotation marks

I am looking for a way to write proper Czech quotation marks, e.g., „…“ ‚…‘ »…« ›…‹, in some text modes. I found typo.el and typopunct.el. But it seems I would have to make some modifications to ...
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Any functionality differences using a two-space vs one-space convention at the end of a sentence?

Q: What practical reasons are there not to set sentence-end-double-space to nil? A recently-revived thread on recognizing sentences that don't end in two spaces inspired this question. The Emacs ...